We’ve all seen hundreds of recycled shipping containers being recommissioned as green sustainable recycled buildings. But with rising gas prices last summer, a lot of airlines were grounded, and far fewer now ply the skies with a smaller load of passengers. What to do with these massive structures? They are many of them simply parked in a massive airline industry recycling center in the desert.
… the first example of one being recycled for reuse, in Sweden. This decommissioned 747 jumbo jet last flew in 2002. It has been repurposed as a hotel. There are 85 beds in total, among 25 rooms. Most of the rooms contain 3 bunk beds each except for ultimate master bedroom luxury suite in the cockpit.
There is a cafe and an observation deck situated outdoors along one wing.
The bathrooms with showers are bigger and more comfortable than your standard airplane bathroom.
The prices at the hostel range from around $40 US for a dorm room These bargain basement prices even include breakfast in the morning with a heck of a view.
If you are blessed with a spare $380 jingling in your pocket, why not rent this luxury suite in the cockpit and awaken to a full sky view as the sun rises. Contact Jumbo Hostel to book.
By Susan Kraemer
Via Green Upgrader