A pilot has transformed a plane into a luxury home that can earn him hundreds of dollars a night.
Jon Kotwicki’s unique home is located in the scenic area of Big Lake, Alaska.
The DC-6 air freighter has been converted into a unique two-bedroom, one-bathroom home while retaining many of its original features.
Guests are welcomed to the “mud room” where a washer and dryer are located and the hallway begins.
The walkway leads to a master bedroom large enough for a king size bed and television.
This home also features a homey bathroom rather than the typical cramped airplane bus toilet, Kotwicki told supercarblondie.com.
Kotwicki said: “We wanted to have a real bathroom with a real shower and a normal-sized toilet.
“I didn’t want it to feel like you were on the bus of an airplane.”
The home is also large enough for a guest bedroom with a queen bed that can accommodate two people.
At the end of the hall is an open plan dining and lounge area with a second surviving original cargo door.
The great room has space for a couch, massage chair, television and dining table for six.
Kotwicki retained many of the aircraft’s original features, such as the stunning cockpit.
The owner added that he could add an exciting modern feature to the decades-old cockpit.
He said: “Everything here is as it was when it flew.
“We’re also going to add a flight simulator up here because every airframe needs a flight simulator.”
The original aspects have been paired with unique details that truly make the aircraft a special home.
The left wing has been converted into a patio area with a BBQ for the warmer months.
Kotwicki added that he plans to add a hot tub to the wing in the future.
He said: “There’s nothing better than watching the Northern Lights in a nice warm tub.”
The house is located next to Kotwicki’s private airstrip and offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains and forests.
The owner said, “And if you happen to be flying your own Cessna, there’s even room to park it right outside.”
He said he came up with the idea of building this house to save money.
Kotwicki said: “The inspiration for building this house came from the fact that timber to build a normal house was insanely expensive.
“Half of this house is already built by the time you have a plane.”
The house is available to rent on Airbnb and prices range from $300 to $700 per night.