A snowfall flattened Joe’s house to the ground. Despite being left without a roof over her head, the woman didn’t give up and managed to purchase the retired aircraft for next to nothing.
She landed the airliner in the middle of a dense forest and relocated there to live, converting the ancient Boeing into an opulent, first-class hotel.
Joe Ussery took some time before deciding to purchase a whole jet. The woman hiked further and further away from the city in search of housing because she didn’t have enough money for even the most basic flat.
Her brother-in-law, who had just started working as an air traffic controller, came to her aid.
He gave the American woman a suggestion that wasn’t the most obvious: purchase a retired Boeing rather than renting an apartment. Joe just had to pay $2,000 for the retired aircraft.
«The airline was gracious enough to send the jet, at my own expense, to the location I indicated. However, Joe told reporters, «I think they were just glad to get rid of the old junk metal.
The liner had to be rebuilt over a number of years. The Jacuzzi, a full kitchen with all the equipment and an oven were moved there, and the bathroom replaced the toilet cubicles. Luggage compartments were converted into capacious closets.
The aircraft’s forward section was intentionally positioned directly over the lake. Here is where the bedroom is, giving the impression of a real flight.
Joe added extra $30,000 to his budget for improvements, utilities, and renovating. And even the smallest apartment in a big city would cost far more than that.
Joe doesn’t intend to leave her special house. The widow started letting tourists in recently to supplement her income.