Thursday, July 23, 2009

…And don’t call me Shirley…

Talk about a fuselodge!

In the verdant jungle that fringes the ocean in Costa Rica

you can rent this most unique lodge...

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With unparalleled views.

Grab a coconut drink…and come have a look-see!

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Put your fear of flying to rest

’Cause this baby ain’t movin’…

anymore.

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The fully outfitted, meticulously detailed, two bedroom, Boeing 727 fuselage suite.

This vintage 1965 Boeing 727 plane has been refurbished...

In its prior life it shuttled globetrotters around the world!

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Now....Fully appointed with two bedrooms and a jacuzzi in the cockpit…

why not?

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The wings were made into outdoor seating

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Costa Rican teak paneling from the cockpit to the tail. Furnishings are hand-carved, teak furniture from Java, Indonesia…

Deep breath in through the nose....then out.

fully appointed kitchen…

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Flat screen tv for your viewing pleasure

Hmmm. episode of LOST, anyone???727tvarea

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Who needs the oxygen bag…

with this view?

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Rent it Here.

Dr. Rumack: Can you fly this plane and land it?

Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.

Dr. Rumack: I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.

~Airplane! (the movie)

Find more fun and funky finds at Julias Hooked on Friday's

54 comments:

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Oh wow! Since we're sharing the very same pictures, I'm going to go with the "great minds think alike" idea.

Love the fuselage pun.

Katie

Atticmag said...

Waaaay too cool. And what a view.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I've never heard of this! How fun is this? That view is gorgeous.

PamperingBeki said...

As a former flight attendant, I LOOOOVE this! How fun!

Kristin Lea said...

I want to be there!

Jenny said...

That is so neat, but I could never live in a house with that much wood!

fric and frac said...

This is so over the top! I love it!

sinnlighet said...

Ohhhhhhh fantastic, 10 points!

Agneta from Sweden

Tamara Jansen said...

That is unbelievably COOL! How DO you find these places?!

Zelda said...

My goodness that is so tacky and funny !! the new Robinson … what an exquisite view ,,, question : how this plane got there at the first place ?

Kathi said...

Wow! This is amazing! Love it!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Tamara...A friend sent this one to me.

Zelda...It, apparently was a plane that had retired, and they brought it up the cliff piece by piece...then built it on a rock pedestal with lots of steps. WILD, Eh?

Jenny...I hear you about the wood...I imagine we would all be painting it white!!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What an amazing redo, repurpose, recycle!!! And the view, heaven.

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

I can feel my shoulders start to relax just catching up on your blog site. Always so nice to visit. What a view from the plane - and that's my kind of camping!
Cheers!
Ry

blushing rose said...

That is so cool! TTFN ~Marydon

for the love of a house said...

Shirley,
I'm the minority here, I think it's creepy! Beautifully appointed, and beautiful view, but creepy! I keep thinking "would you be my neighbor!!"

Julia said...

I have now seen everything. VERY cool. What a view.

Melissa said...

What a great idea. Long ago I read about old planes that were turned into a hotel of sorts, but I can't remember where that was. I love all the teak!

Deborah said...

Talk about re-purposing! I love it! The last photo actually made me gasp. I don't want to rent it; I want to live there. **ohmmmmmm**

Farmgirl Paints said...

Sign me up and it's only $400-500 a day...bargain:) I love the stuff you come up with. I can't even imagine such an exotic get-away. Maybe that's the problem I need to imagine it and then it will come true!

Have a great weekend...friend.

Pam Kersting said...

WoW! A new use for an old thing. This is recycling at its best!

Stereos and Souffles said...

Yikes, my stomach dropped at the sight of the plane.

Airplane movies = awesome.

sealaura said...

how adorable! Costa Rica sounds like a great destination and now I know just where to land!

Vicki ~ FL said...

Now that's what I can recycling! Teak is a beautiful wood but I don't know if I want that much! Thanks for sharing.

Coastal Nest. said...

hmmmmm, LOVE the view, not sure about the rest of it, I guess Iwill have to go and stay for a few weeks until I decide..


And I get you on the Shirley, one of my faves eva..Beavers mom is the best...
xoxo
from waaaaaay over here!!!

Maya said...

A plane house amidst trees! I've seen a floating one, which didn't strike me is so unusual, but this cannot be beat, no way.

anita said...

what a fun vaca idea this would be...the view is the best!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

No way! That is too cool. Someone was VERY creative to come up with that.

Velvet and Linen said...

What fun! Love all of that wood inside.
Have a wonderful weekend, Linda!

xo
Brooke

Tammy said...

Good thing we can look...lookin's free at least! ;-D

Anja said...

I dont't want to live without your blog...

Amy said...

I love it!

DesignTies said...

Wow!! That is just too cool!!

Now why can't ALL planes have a bathroom that big?! ;-)

Thanks for sharing the fuselage fun :-)

Kelly

Kathy said...

Wow that is something!

Cobalt Violet said...

I have to admit, the first thing I thought of seeing a fuselage in the jungle was the TV show "LOST." Really fun and unique!

roostreehouse said...

Oh, hello there! Just back from the Clayoquot wilderness resort..you might have beat me there, but i never left. :) (mentally)
But, well, then you went and asked me to take a ride in your airplane...
{{sighs}}
if only i didn't have this drinking problem ....
{cue glass splash to face}}
xoxoxoxo
PS Still looking for the just right trunk to stow awa-er i mean fit "things" in for our --i mean your--september trip to brazil and argentina.
(That yoga at Clayoquot may come in handy for learning to breathe in small spaces...)

Nancy B said...

What a treat it is always to pay you a visit.!!!

vicki archer said...

What a destination...and I am still giggling over that line from the movie Airplane. Happy weekend Linda, xv.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

This is soo cool! I cannot believe they made this plane into a "house." I would love to go and stay in this airplane tree top house, especially in Costa Rica...my favorite! Thanks for this cool post, love your blog!

2 Stews said...

Being a flight attendant, I'm not sure I'd want to stay there...But, I love the post...so creative and the setting in spectacular!

Diane

Üdo Ümami said...

That's where I want to be come January when season 6 of Lost begins!!! OOOHHH SAAWWWYYYYERRRR!!!!!! rawr!! oxoxo <3 Üdo

Ivy Lane said...

Super Cool!

glorv1 said...

Wow, that is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Renae said...

I love love love this! Great detail in the woodwork inside! Fun!

tincupchalice said...

Just now got a chance to check out your post ... OMG! I have no words! How do you find these things!?! This place looks WAY COOL. I sure wish I had the $ to rent it! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

tincupchalice said...

P.S. I LOVE AIRPLANE!!! One of my favorite movies of all time. "We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?"

Cote de Texas said...

ok, I've seen it all now.

Sarah Lulu said...

OMG that is AMMMMMAAAAAAAZING!!!!!

Brenda said...

My husband does that surely/Shirley thing to me all the time! That's my kind of aerocraft. One that never again moves!
Brenda

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

That house freaks me out. It's like a plane crash. Not for me and I love, love, love to fly. I'd rather it be a boat.Cool place though.

Diane said...

Very clever idea. Wish I had a Boeing lying around....

Meesh said...

I stayed here back in May and it was unbelievable! We spent many hours on the decks, cooking food and enjoying the views. There are pics posted on my blog too. Cheers!

Stephanie said...

Ha!! Surely this is the 'height' of luxury...

Ms. Tee said...

How *do* you find these things?! So awesome!!!

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