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Last Updated: Friday April 21 2006 14:32 GMT

In pictures: House made from a plane

747 in Victorville, California, USA

This abandoned plane has a bit of an unusual future - it's going to be recycled into a house!

Body part of 747

The plane is being cut into parts....

Computer plans for the house

...and made into a home near the Pacific Ocean. Francie Rehwahld told architect David Hertz she wanted a house with lots of curves, so he convinced her a plane would be a good source of materials

Plane parts

Francie surveys her home to be with a friend. It's hard to believe, but this pile of scrap will one day look...

Plans of house

...like this! Building work on the house, complete with wings for a roof, starts in June




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