Father-Daughter Team Turns Old Airplane Into a Clubhouse

PHOTO: DappRs Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners. Andrew Dahl
DappR's Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners.

If you thought airplanes were just for flying, think again.

A father-daughter team in the U.K. has re-purposed an old Airbus A320, converting it into the first of what they hope will be many "Aeropods."

Using an old airplane that would have otherwise been sent to the garbage, the pair's company, DappR Aviation, created a livable and versatile outdoor space.

PHOTO: DappRs Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners. Andrew Dahl
DappR's Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners.

Though their first Aeropod has been designed to function as a garden room, complete with aviation-inspired furniture, the pods can be turned into anything from a playroom, to a home gym, the ultimate man cave, or even a sauna. According to the team, the possibilities are endless.

PHOTO: DappRs Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners. Andrew Dahl
DappR's Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners.

But they don’t come cheap. These one-of-a-kind clubhouses are currently going for £22-25,000, or roughly $28-32,500.

PHOTO: DappRs Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners. Andrew Dahl
DappR's Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners.

The idea for these airplanes-turned-pods came as the result of the collaboration between David Palmer, an aviation enthusiast and his daughter, Emily, a furniture designer.

PHOTO: DappRs Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners. Martin Oswald
DappR's Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners.

“It was a huge leap of faith to buy our first plane but we’re delighted with the result -- we think it looks stunning,” David Palmer said.

PHOTO: DappRs Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners. Andrew Dahl
DappR's Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners.

The airplane used for this first project has operated across the world under various airlines over the years. The plane took her last flight to the U.K. in November 2014 and still bears her AtlasJet branding.

PHOTO: DappRs Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners. Andrew Dahl
DappR's Aeropods are made from repurposed Airbus A320 airliners.

This is the first Aeropod the father-daughter team created and it has yet to be purchased.

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