A man in the UK has taken recycling to the extreme, by converting an old aircraft into a caravan. Retired teacher, Phil Collins found his groovy kind of love when he bought a 1964 Piper Commanche on eBay. He then set about turning it into a one-man caravan. The cockpit’s instrument panel now opens up to reveal a storage cupboard, while the nose section contains a retractable sink and gas stove. The plane’s redesigned interior now features a large single bed, table and two chairs.
“It all came out of a desire to do something with old aeroplanes at the end of their life,” Collins explained. “I like the philosophy of adaptive re-use; it is a kind of recycling without the need to break-up the item and melt things down.”
An excellent philosophy we should all follow. Recycling that is, not caravanning….
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