Inspired by Dream of Flying, Cambodian Man Builds ‘Airplane House’

Reuters
By Reuters
February 6, 2023Asia & Pacificshare
Inspired by Dream of Flying, Cambodian Man Builds ‘Airplane House’
Chrach Pov uses a water pump outside his "airplane house" in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, on Feb. 2, 2023. (Cindy Liu/Reuters)

SIEM REAP, Cambodia—A Cambodian man, inspired by a lifelong dream of flying, has built a home that is modeled on a plane, complete with a fuselage-like structure standing 6 meters (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.

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The “airplane house” built by Chrach Pov is seen in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, on Feb. 2, 2023. (Cindy Liu/Reuters)

“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.

By Chantha Lach

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