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A unique and sustainable hotel. Born out of passion for the aviation and the drive to support our society. The flight to another world.
A unique and sustainable hotel. Born out of passion for the aviation and the drive to support our society. The flight to another world. Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
About this project
I would like to acquaint you with a dream that will be hopefully realized this year. A dream where I have been working on for years. Born out of passion for the aviation and the drive to do the right thing for our society. The flight to another world..
The ultimate boys dream
An extra ordinary boys dream. A big wish for a lot of people, but only confined to the superrich. For the CEO’s, rappers and globetrotters it is part of their daily life, for others a long-standing hope. Having your own airplane. The ultimate form of luxury. The world lies at your feet. Airplane home let this unattainable dream come true! Staying over in a majestic Boeing 727. Hopefully, this will all be possible soon. A dream coming true. King of the world in where you will be the pilot for one night.
Airplanehome is an airplane hotel with special attention on merging hospitality, experience, ambiance and luxury into a unique completeness. An unknown experience that will remain in your memory forever! A dream coming true.
The passenger compartment boast beautiful design, taking you back to the seventies. In these years, taking a flight was so much more than only traveling from A to B in the cheapest way. Comfort and hospitality instead of limited leg space and imperfect service.
The exclusive and luxurious bedroom of the airplane hotel will be situated in the former cargo load compartment of the impressive airplane. The bedroom will consist of approximately hundred squared metres and will offer room for 4 people. During the stayover at airplane home, the whole airplane is at the guest’s disposal. The stewardess offers a warm, but discrete welcome, ensures the well-being of the guests and serves the most tasteful courses. Taking a seat in the cockpit before going to bed, enjoying the ambiance and the idea of spending a night in a very special vehicle, are part of the unprecedented possibilities of Airplanehome. As the captain you are fully in charge.
The unique concept consists of more than only staying over. Airplanehome also offers a perfect location for business meetings. No dusty meeting room situated at an industrial area, but an impressive meeting place at the middle part of the majestic Boeing 727. Surprising inspired meetings at a unique location. Fully equipped with all amenities with a capacity up to twenty people. Furthermore, Airplane home is a suitable location for a small-scale but unforgettable (children’s) party. For these kind of events too, the airplane is at the guest’s disposal. When Airplanehome promises exclusivity, you can expect exclusivity.
Hospitality, experience, ambiance and the unique environment makes Airplane home the ultimate place to let boys dreams come true. Who would have ever thought that? Your own airplane.
Sleep well, Captain.
The realization of Airplanehome
With your help, Airplanehome will become reality. A unique and sustainable hotel, Airplanehome as a model of social and innovative entrepreneurship. A project where dreams, dare and undertaking actions meet each other. Me, as the driving force behind Airplanehome, would like to fulfil my dream via crowdfunding. With the help of investors and fans I will not only be able to transport the airplane, that will serve as a hotel, to Maastricht Aachen Airport, but I will also be able to transform the airplane into a sustainable, unique, versatile and educational hotel. The experience of taking a flight in the past century, together with the personal attention and great setting will make sure visiting Airplanehome will be a unforgettable experience.
Maastricht/Aachen airport is a medium sized airport in the south of the Netherlands. A well populated area between Germany and Belgium. More than six million people live within a radius of 100 km from the airport. Travelers can make use of the bigger airports nearby, like Amsterdam, Brussels and Dusseldorf.
Recently, the municipality of Beek agreed on the zoning plan changes in where the ideas of an airplane hotel have been incorporated. The 47-meter long Boeing 727 will be placed at the unused land nearby Aviation Valley. Its situation at a stone's throw from the runway of Maastricht Aachen Airport, offers a new standard of staying over in a unique environment. As a result, Airplanehome, also known as Airplanehotel Beek, will offer the guests both a unique location as well as a unique experience.
Social and sustainable responsibility
Airplanehome is so much more. As the entrepreneur, I would like to differentiate myself in terms of sustainability and innovation. I will intensively cooperate with the Aviation Competence Centre, situated only a stone throw away from Airplanehome. The students can gain experience in a “real life situation” and certain elements of the airplane will be donated to the school. Contacts have also been established with an educational institution in Cambodia. I have stayed there in November and December 2016. While booking at Airplanehome, there will be the possibility to donate a gift for this school in order to make sure that the children in the less prosperous regions also have the possibility to get the education they deserve. Besides this, Airplanehome is committed to let the disabled people also experience aviation. Those people will probably never experience how it is to take a flight. However, by inviting them to Airplanehome to experience the world of aviation we hope they will get a day to never forget.
Besides this, I am not only willing to transform Airplanehome into the most unique hotel room but also into the most durable. There is no need to build a new airplane, as it is an existent model that flew several times around the world. Moreover, the wings of the airplane will be provided with solar panels and the whole airplane will be equipped with energy-efficient lighting and equipment. But that is not all. Airplanehome has well thought about the design and interior as well as the purchase of food and beverage for the guests. 98% of the interior is made of recycled material and the wooden furniture of the hotel room and business lounge is made of old Cambodian fishing boats. The aluminium from the airplane will be reused in other parts of the airplane and the products that are used are from biological origin. These are just a few examples of how Airplanehome will differentiate herself. In this way, learning, innovation and durability will be mold together into a distinctive project.
Your help is needed
The plans for Airplanehome have been worked out in detail. Although I am ready to realize my biggest wish, I need help from investors –small or big- and fans of Airplanehome to make the realization of my dream definitive. Enthusiasts who would like to attach their name to this unique project. Not only by equity capital and crowdfunding I am hoping to realize my dream, but I am also hoping on your support! Via Kickstarter I am searching for people who would like to attach their name to this unique project. Together we can make sure Airplanehome will be landed in Maastricht and together we can set up a unique concept that is focused on experience, people and environment.
Airplanehome has a perspective for a continued cooperation, keep communicating with her backers and investors, and showing where the money is spend on. Full information about the activities is what you can expect from Airplanehome. An one-off investment in return for a continued cooperation, that is an interface that expresses everything I stand by as an entrepreneur!
Of course, I can tell you so much more about this project. But one thing is for sure, with your help Airplanehome can become reality in 2017!
After a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter we will take stock of the results. Because I already organized all permits and thus no extra costs are attached, all received money can be directly put in the realisation of the project. I managed to gain an airplane that is perfectly suitable for this project and it costs nearly nothing. This results from the good thought-out idea of Airplanehome. Because of this, the current owner is willing to donate the airplane! However, the airplane needs to be transported to Maastricht. Thereafter, the airplane need to be transformed into a hotel what involves a lot of adjustments. Also the interior and the safety need to be meet the requirements. The area needs to be decorated, etcetera. It of great importance that we do not need to do concessions towards the interior, it still needs to breath aviation.
In order to realize the project properly, a lot of money is needed. This is not just simply found. Luckily, there are a lot of cooperation’s willing to invest in this innovative project. I also invested a big part myself. However, I need your help more than ever! In case we earn more money via Kickstarter than the targeted amount, I can realize the project exactly in the way I long for, without concessions. You can already help me with a relatively small amount of money, every euro is more than welcome.
Of course, you will get something in return to show you my appreciation. You can choose yourself between high quality items developed in the Netherlands, a stay over at Airplanehome where you as the investor will be pampered extra or just a spot on the wall of fame. For the business investors a great eye-catcher has been reserved on the nose of the airplane. Business names with the text “made possible by” will show that a good and social investment is done. This will be visible for all people visiting Airplanehome life or via internet. A unique chance that is thus limited. Are you curious of the story behind Airplanehome? How did I came up with this idea and what all happened before the final idea was invented? The idea, the campaign, the figures, the realization.. All details are especially filmed for you and are put on a unique USB stick. In short, there is enough choice.
Did you support me by buying an item on Kickstarter? Please share it with everyone and add your personal text about why you think supporting Airplanehome is important. Who knows, maybe more people will follow? Airplanehome will release a editorial article on her website which you can add to your text message. Do you have the possibility to send your text to the local media? Please do it. All forms of attention will help with the realization of this great project. Maybe you will just take that little step extra, what afterwards seems to be a great extra step!
In case we are able to successfully close the Kickstart campaign, Airplanehome will be a fact! I often see crowdfunding campaigns pass by in where only is asked to refund the preparation costs. For Airplanehome this is not the case, as the preparation is already financially fulfilled. With the earned amount, we will pay the transport and interior of the airplane. Airplanehome is and stays my property and as the owner I will guarantee all responsibilities for this fantastic project. Because of the work experience, the good preparation, the network and of course because of the passion for aviation, I am the perfect person to realize this concept. Years of preparation will be combined in 2017 in order to realize this much-discussed hotel.
Fulfilling a dream, from 2017 on not only a big wish for a lot of people that is only confined to the superrich. For the CEO’s, rappers and globetrotters it is part of their daily life, for others a long-standing hope. Having your own airplane. The ultimate form of luxury. The world lies at your feet. Please help me and come on board!
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
Nobody would like to see a good idea vaporize, ideas and dreams are there to make them come true. When you talk about with people who have experience with this, they will confirm it. Airplanehome started with a dream too. I have been dreaming of setting up a unique concept for years and in December 2012 I took the decision to give wings to this concept by visiting the management of Maastricht Aachen Airport. Since that moment, I am effectively busy with realizing this concept. After the agreement on a location at the airport, I wrote a business plan. The subjects I could not research myself are executed by third parties. These included a lot of research and calculation because who will become the clients and which references are there? Because there are not a lot of existing concepts like mine it made the homework more difficult. Once everything was fully analysed,
I went to the municipality of Beek, the municipality in where the airport is situated. After the meeting with the mayor in where I received the “yes” to my plans, we started with obtaining the permits. This is a usual next step, because in the Netherlands you need a permit for almost everything. As the years passed by everything is in order now. Meanwhile, I quitted my job in order to fully concentrate me on this project.
In between the obtainment of the permits, I was able to design and form Airplanehome from both the outside as the inside. Of course, the municipality wants to know what the end product looks like. A good architect helped me in determining what the most practical is and in the end a beautiful design arose from this, as you can see on the pictures.
Every project on Kickstarter, every new business that starts, every investment, there are always risks attached. Luckily, I have been thinking and calculating for years about this concept, so I am convinced it will become profitable in the end. Partly because of Kickstart, this project can survive without too high expectations. Even when necessary investments need to be done in a couple of years, even when the expected occupancy rate is not met. The success of Airplanehome is mostly depending on the success of Kickstarter, in case we reach this, Airplanehome will become a fact!
Paul Wijers, owner of Airplanehome, started his business already. Everything has been completed in detail, regarding the permits, research, calculations, drawing work, design and web management. The costs of this are already paid and the only thing left is the search for equity in order to transport the Boeing 727 to Maastricht and to transform the airplane into a hotel suite & lounge.
In case you invested at Kickstarter and the goal is not reached, your money will be refunded. This guarantee applies to every Kickstart project. In case the goal is reached, and this is where we aim for, than it will be the missing link of Airplanehome.
Unfortunately, Paul Wijers has not the adequate financial resources to transport the airplane to Maastricht and to transform the airplane in the desired hotel. However, he is convinced that there is sufficient potential at the people who share the same passion as he does.
As soon as the financial part is completed and Kickstarter transferred the money to the bank account of Airplanehome, the process can be put in practice. Everything has been formalized and is well-substantiated and calculated. The main concern is to get the airplane at the final place. Once this is realized, we, together with the team, can make sure a great end product will be set up.
Companies who wants to exclusively earn money on this project are not welcome. Paul has made a selection of people who together form the “dream team”, people who are searching for a challenge like Paul does, people who make a small budget available to support him.
Together we will make of Airplanehome a grandiose and successful project!
As soon as the campaign is successfully finished, the productions of the rewards will start. The production will take place in the Netherlands. You will receive the rewards on the short term. However, there are four exceptions:
1. Boarding pass: you will receive the boarding pass on the short-term but you cannot use it until the Airplane hotel is completely finished
2. Wall of fame: You will be asked to send your pictures and the design will already be made. The wall will be visible as soon as the airplane hotel opens its doors.
3. Company name on the cockpit: as soon as the airplane is transported to its final place the airplane will be provided with a new coating. When this is taken place, the names of the companies, who had a highly valued contribution in the realization of the project, will be placed on the cockpit.
4. USB stick, the making off: the USB stick will be made as soon as the project is finished in order to include the total process of the project from the beginning till end. The USB sticks will be send one month after the opening of Airplanehome.
Although Paul Wijers has been working on this project for years, there is always the possibility that things do not go as planned. Sometimes, decisions need to be taken about things that do not go as predicted. Especially with these kind of unique projects it is difficult to predict the future.
Paul is aware of this. He values the communication with his fans about his dream project Airplanehome. Every two weeks after the completion of the campaign on Kickstarter, he will tell what the current situation is. Fans also get the chance to participate in the determination of the interior and the colour combinations. In this case, everyone one will be actively involved in this project.
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