It's one of the biggest recycling projects I've ever come across. A new home on 55 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the hills of Malibu is made of scrapped Boeing 747-- a "green" project that owner Francie Rehwald proposed to architect David Hertz, Fox 5 DC reports today.
You can see a slideshow of photos and video of the "Wing House" on Fox 5 DC's site. And, you can read about the history and design of the home on architect Hertz's website.
[Photo credit: David Hertz Architects, Inc.]
Hertz's website says that green building practices really informed the project. "As we analyzed the cost," the site's description of Wing House reads, "it seemed to make more sense to acquire an entire airplane and to use as many of the components as possible, like the Native American Indians used every part of the buffalo."
Wings more than 2,500 ft. long compose the home's roof. The fuselage now is a guest house, and cockpit windows have been transformed into skylights.
The news story says the scraps that make up the home cost $35,000. It also notes that nearly all of its 4.5 million parts were used in the building.