Gallery: The Cosmic Muffin: A Boat Recycled From Howard Hughes’ Plane


At Inhabitat we’ve brought you some terrific examples of recycled aircraft here, here, here and here. But Dave Drimmer’s Cosmic Muffin, the iconic ‘plane-boat’ made from Howard Hughes’ prized Boeing B-307, has to be the quintessential example. Deemed un-flyable in 1969, Hughes’ former ‘flying office’ was rescued from the landfill by Fort Lauderdale Realtor and pilot Kenneth W. London who then spent the next four years transforming it into an exotic houseboat that has been featured everywhere from CNN to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! to Jimmy Buffet’s 1996 song “Desdemona’s Building A Rocketship”!

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1 Comment

  1. madwaxer September 6, 2009 at 7:16 am

    We need more boat-homes designed to be like this and larger to carry our homes & communities around! Way more space to live on the sea!

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