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Amazing Costa Rican Hotel Made from an Old Airplane Takes Flight

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On July 2, 2014 @ 4:20 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Recycled Materials | 12 Comments

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The airplane [6] was transported piece by piece from the San Jose airport to its current resting place on a pedestal 50 feet above the beach. It looks a bit like a model airplane on a stand, and we can only imagine the spectacular views from the balcony and the airplane windows. Five big trucks were needed to get the plane out to the resort, and while the transportation certainly had a negative ecological impact, the finished project is a stunning example of adaptive reuse.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite also includes a kitchenette, flat-screen tvs, a dining room, and a terrace with an ocean view. We can’t really agree with their choice of furnishings, which are made from teak and shipped across the Pacific from Indonesia, but at least they were hand carved. The tip-to-tail paneling on the inside is also teak, but it was harvested locally in Costa Rica. Like the Jumbo Jet Hostel [3] in Stockholm, this hotel suite is sure to offer jet-setting travelers a lovely location for an extended layover.

+ Costa Verde Resort [7]

Photos by Vincent Castello

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[1] resort: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/04/monterey-bay-shores-eco-resort/

[2] Costa Verde Resort: https://www.costaverde.com/727.htm

[3] airplane: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/11/reclaimed-jumbo-jet-hotel-in-stockholm/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/costa-rican-hotel-suite-takes-flight/costa-verde-727-airplane-hotel-3-2/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/07/costaverde-ed01.jpg

[6] airplane: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/19/deborah-airplane-wing-desk-by-reestore/

[7] + Costa Verde Resort: https://www.costaverde.com/

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