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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

Posted By Jorge Chapa On August 24, 2014 @ 10:10 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Green renovation | 18 Comments

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The Jumbo Hostel [3] is housed within a retrofitted 747-200 situated in the Stockholm-Arlanda airport. The jumbo jet [5] has a long history of service – it was originally built for Singapore Airlines and even flew for Pan Am. It was last operated by Transjet, a now bankrupt Swedish airline. The Jumbo Hostel has 25 rooms with three bunk beds each. Each room is around 6 square meters, and naturally, a lucky visitor will get the chance to sleep in the cockpit.

Many original parts of the plane still remain – the lounge bar and first class seats are still there, as well as the oxygen masks. New rooms are expected to be built in the engine compartments, where the original rotor blades will be used as venetian blinds.

It is not often that one gets to stretch his or her legs out comfortably in an airplane, and while this isn’t quite like flying in first class, it does the trick and is an ingenious way to save a plane [6] from being sent to landfill. The hostel is now open to visitors.

+ The Jumbo Hostel [3]

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[1] sleeping on a plane: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/30/boeing-747-students-pavillion-by-lot-ek/

[2] salvaged: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/04/19/lo-teks-recycled-airplane-library/

[3] low-cost, fully-furnished hostel: http://www.jumbohostel.com/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/reclaimed-jumbo-jet-hotel-in-stockholm/attachment/19266/?extend=1

[5] jumbo jet: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/07/07/boeing-dreamliner-a-more-sustainable-aircraft/

[6] plane: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/07/17/easyjet-ecojet/

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