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Rainforest hotel suite from a Boeing 727 If the pointed nose, distinctive portholes and clipped wings haven't already tipped you off, this exclusive suite at the Hotel Costa Verde on the Costa Rican coast was once a Boeing 727. For $250 a night ($500 during peak season) you can sleep next to tropical beaches in an airplane that can no longer fly. Lost, but in the most luxurious way possible.

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Hotel Costa Verde
The emergency door on this 727 leads to a relaxing lunch on the patio, built above the right wing of the airplane.
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A boat from the fuselage of a Boeing 307 Stratoliner

It's a plane! It's a boat! It's a house! It's the Cosmic Muffin.
This shipshape little vessel once belonged to Howard Hughes. As it passed between various owners, it evolved into its current seafaring form. Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett christened it the "Cosmic Muffin."
Current owner Dave Drimmer purchased it as a houseboat 1981. Today, it's available for tours, charters and promotions.
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"Cosmic Muffin"
Current owner Dave Drimmer, rebuilding the hull of his "planeboat" in 1994.
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MotoArt: Designer furniture from airplane parts
California-based MotoArt designs and builds unconventional furniture from decommissioned aircraft. Clients include AOL, Microsoft, GoDaddy, NetJets, Alitalia, Boeing, Northrup Grumman and Royal Jordanian. Appropriately, the seat design shown here is called the "Albatross."
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MotoArt office

A section of airplane fuselage, pretty much useless on its own. Add a desk and it becomes a stylish aluminum alloy partition that also happens to be extremely tough and durable.
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MotoArt: Designer furniture from airplane parts

Nothing says "boss" like typing stuff over a chunk of aircraft. Or pretending to.
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