Woman Turns Airplane Into Home




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Published on Jun 27, 2008

PlusWoman Turns Airplane Into HomeWoman Turns Airplane Into HomeThe Associated PressWhen Francie Rehwald moves into her new home, she'll be the only person on her block living inside of a house built from parts of an old Boeing 747 jet airliner. The AP's John Mone has the story about a "not so plane" home in Malibu. (June 26)[[VO: Choppers flying in wings of airliner to building site]] [[TRACK]]FRANCIE REHWALD NEVER WANTED A PLAIN HOME... [[SOT]] [[SUPER: Francie Rehwald//Building house from old airliner]]"i love "green" architecture. i recycle. this is definitely me." [[VO]] [[TRACK]]SHE'S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT-- [[SOT]] [[SUPER: Minka Marcom-Rehwald//Daughter]]"my mom's a hippie at heart. it's very like her to live in the Malibu mountains in a self sustainable house." A HOUSE MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS--- [[SOT]] [[SUPER: Lucas Goetscher//Project Manager, Studio of Environmental Architecture]]"we're familiar with recycling aluminum cans. we're just trying to do that on a much larger scale." [[NATS SOUND UP FULL: chopper lowering wings on to building site]] [[TRACK]]TRY A PLANE. THAT'S ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY. REHWALD IS USING A JUNKED 747 AIRLINER TO BUILD HER NEW ABODE. [[SOT]] [[SUPER: Francie Rehwald, cont]]"I said yes let's do it! but first let's look at a plane." [[VO: shots of wings, shots of site, workers moving wings, etc]] [[TRACK]]THEY PLAN ON USING EVERY BIT OF THIS JUNKED JET-- [[SOT]] [[SUPER: Lucas Goetscher//Project Manager, Studio of Environmental Architecture]]"we're ready to dismantle the aircraft. we'll use the various components around the site. we don't want to waste any of it." [[VO]] [[TRACK]]THE HARD PART IS GETTING THE JUMBO TO IT'S NEW HOME. IT HAD TO BE CUT UP. THE WINGS... TOO LARGE TO BE TRUCKED IN TO THE MALIBU, CALIFORNIA HILLS...TOOK FLIGHT COURTESY OF A HELICOPTER. A NEW PASSENGER JET CARRIES A 200 MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG...THEY GOT THIS ONE FOR A STEAL.. [[SOT]]"40, 000 dollars" [[VO]][[TRACK]]THE HOUSE ITSELF WILL COST 2 MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD. WHEN IT'S CLEARED FOR LANDING... THE OLD FUSELAGE WILL FUNCTION AS AN ART STUDIO... [[SOT]][[SUPER: Lucas Goetscher, cont.]]"the nose cone will be a dome in a mediation room." THE WINGS WILL BE HOME'S ROOF. REHWALD HIRED ARCHITECTS WHO ARE WELL KNOWN FOR BUILDING "GREEN" HOMES FROM RECLAIMED AND NATURAL MATERIALS. THIS IS FIRST THEY'VE PUT TOGETHER FROM A GIANT AIRCRAFT [[SOT]]"it looked great from so far away!" [[TRACK]]AND NOW FRANCIE REHWALD WILL BE THE ONLY KID ON HER BLOCK WITH A BUNGALOW MADE FROM A BOEING.JOHN MONE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, MALIBU CALIFORNIA. (****END****) ANCHOR VOICE:-------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER:------------------------------VIDEO SOURCE:--------------------------VIDEO APPROVAL:------------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS:----------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE:------------------------------------

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