This Retired Engineer Knows How To Live The High Life In This Interesting Forest Retreat

by | Dec 20, 2015 | Features

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no really, it’s a plane. Instead of living in a van down by the river, Bruce Campbell lives in an airplane down in the woods.

The retired electrical engineer lives in a Boeing 727 outside of Portland suburbs. Complete with wings and landing gear resting on pillars, it is where Campbell spends six months of the year. His reason behind living in an aircraft? “To save it from becoming scrap metal,” he told the Huffington Post.


There’s no need for him to take interior design courses because he’s keeping the original features. The cockpit is going to stay the way it is, fully loaded with all the controls. He does have working electricity, however, he can’t just fly off into the sunset. He sleeps on a futon, bathes in a shower and cooks with a microwave or toaster. There is no stove on board.

How do you think he explains himself when people are walking nearby? “Oh no it’s not a lost airplane, I live here.”