In Portland, residents turn recycling into practical, superior art forms that boast a fashion statement of their very own.
Unwanted clothes, furniture and all kinds of discards, whether big or small, are rescued and transformed into seemingly new forms that reflect the sustainable policy of the city in Oregon.
One man had a big ambition: To save retired jetliners from becoming scrap metal by reusing them. He turned one of them into a home, reported Reuters.
Step into the Boeing 727 home of Bruce Campbell, parked in the woods outside the suburbs of Portland. It comes complete with a long futon for sleeping and lounging, toilet and wash facilities, plus comfy chairs in the cockpit.
This home is in a class of its own.
The Boeing 727 home of Bruce Campbell is seen in the woods outside the suburbs of Portland, Oregon.
Bruce Campbell sits on his futon bed while using a laptop in his Boeing 727 home.
Bruce Campbell brushes his teeth at a sink.
Bruce Campbell shaves in his Boeing 727 home.
Mr Campbell is currently renovating the cockpit.
Bruce Campbell sits in the cockpit of his Boeing 727 home.
A fully functional lavatory is seen in the Boeing 727 home.
Darren Lim's $600,000 boat-home
- Darren Lim and Evelyn Tan
- They upgraded
- Living on a boat kept Tan active
- Below deck
- Calling themselves the "Water boat family"
Darren Lim and Evelyn Tan
Their newborn son Elliott will return to his boat home, after spending his 1st month on land.
From a 2-room Beneteau Oceanis 37 yacht to a 3room Lagoon 400S2 catamaran in Sept.
"Elliott can sleep to a natural rocking motion," Lim told The New Paper.
The Lims, who have 3 other children - daughter Kristen, 8, sons Jairus, 6, and Way, 4 - have been living on a yacht for the past year at ONE°15 Marina Club.
Tan, 39, gave birth to her 4th child, who weighed 3.43kg.
The Lims have adopted an alternative lifestyle by not only living on a boat but also home-schooling their offspring.
Living on a boat kept Tan active
Which helped her body get accustomed to the additional weight, though he said that "Elliott got a bit too heavy for her".
Here's a peek at what it could be like to live in Darren Lim and family's Lagoon 400S2 catamaran.
3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The kitchen area leading out to the deck.
According to Lim, he says this modern "kampong" lifestyle of living on the sea is very comfortable and carefree.
Calling themselves the "Water boat family"
He said that living on the yacht is a way for he and his family to maintain a close relationships with each other.
He says his children can expand their horizons and learn while in this "drifting classroom" as well.
The couple currently has 3 other kids - Kristen, Way and Jairus.
He previously told The New Paper that he dreams of sailing around the world after retirement.
Former painter and odd-job worker, Mr Lim Cheng Teck, 76, turned the void deck of a block of one-room flats in Bedok South into his home after a dispute with his flat mate.
Mr Lim's bed was a marble bench, which was also used to place his essentials like talcum powder, food, utensils, lighters and a few knick knacks.
Mr Lim died in his sleep on November 23, 2013. His situation was highlighted on the Facebook page of a volunteer group.
Mr Lim was able to share his flat with Mr Robert Goh under the joint singles rental scheme for the poor, but they had a fallout after having differences.
When he was living in the void deck, Mr Lim would use the washrooms at a nearby market for his showers.
Mr Lim's situation was not unique - a least eight other elderly men in one block chose to live away from their co-tenants.