A Boeing 737 is being recycled into a Private Villa

A Boeing 737 is being recycled into a Private Villa

Isabella Flores-Pena

Some of the Boeing aircrafts have been bought and recycled into restaurants, museums, cafes, and even party venues. The Boeing 737 has an exception, it is being turned into a luxury villa, on the cliff top near Nyang-Nyang beach in Bali, an Indonesian Island. 

A Boeing 737 is formerly part of the now defunct Mandala Airlines’ fleet. Felix Demin, who had been living in Bali for around eight years, in 2021 purchased the plane and transported it to its current location. The luxury villa, Private Jet Villa By Hanging Gardens, features two bedrooms and a swimming pool that sits 150 meters above sea level. It is available to rent from April, with prices starting at $7,000. 

Felix is the owner of the Bubble Hotel Bali hotel chain and he intentionally purchased the plane for personal use, but saw the potential to transform the aircraft into something unique. The transportation of the plane was not easy. The entire process took around two months of planning. The moving itself took five days and involved two cranes, a huge platform, many specialists, and police escorts. 

When the plane was re-assembled at the site of the southern coast of Bali, Felix was able to rip out much of the inside to complete the renovation work. The villa can be accessed from a staircase leading up to the main entrance. Inside the aircraft there is a living room with a bar, sofa bed, a glass portal, and two bedrooms with walk-in closets. The cockpit has been turned into a large bathroom, along with the property has sun loungers, fire pit, and an outdoor lounge area. 

When the villa reached social media and received lots of attention, it caused some problems. 150 people broke in and caused some chaos. Felix had to then install another barrier for safety.