Inspired by dream of flying, Cambodian man builds ‘airplane house’

The "airplane house" built by Chrach Pov is seen in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, February 2, 2023. REUTERS/Cindy Liu

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (Reuters) – A Cambodian man, inspired by a lifelong dream of flying, has built a home that is modelled on a plane, complete with a fuselage-like structure standing 6 metres (19.69 ft) above the ground housing his two bedrooms and bathrooms.

The concrete construction, which has mock engines, wings and a tailplane, was built by Chrach Pov, 43, and has created a stir in the district of Siem Reap province where he lives.

“I am so excited that I can fulfil my dream now even though it is not yet 100 percent done,” said Pov, who reckons he has spent about $20,000 so far after saving up for 30 years for the project.

The construction worker plans to build a coffee shop next to his home for visitors and still hopes to be able to fly on a real plane one day, despite admitting he is nervous about actually flying.

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