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Chinook CH-47D Helicopter Turned Tiny Home

Do you have a helicopter fanatic in your life? Or just love staying in unique places? Well, this Chinook CH-47D helicopter has been transformed into an awesome two-bedroom vacation cabin, and you can sleep in the cockpit!

Plexiglass panels allow you to see some of the original helicopter workings, while the rest of the interior has been finished in a “modern space” aesthetic that fits perfectly with the location. There’s a full kitchen, two queen bedrooms, and a couch that becomes two twin beds. The wet bath is quite spacious and has the coolest basin sink! Take a look below!

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Military Chopper Turned into Two-Bedroom Vacation Stay

Eat outdoors under the faux-leaf awning.

Or eat indoors around this convertible coffee table.

Plexiglass panels allow you to see some of the original components of the helicopter.

The interior has a space/modern vibe, which is appropriate!

The couch turns into two more beds at night.

The epoxy-pour countertops look really nice!

A full-sized oven makes meal prep a breeze.

There’s also a two-door refrigerator.

The bathroom is just beyond the kitchen.

It’s a wet bath with a really cool tile wall.

Linens are provided.

What a neat sink!

The main bedroom has all the original controls from the chopper!

Sit in the chairs and pretend you’re soaring!

More plexiglass panels show you the inner workings of the craft.

Hang up your clothes here.

Here’s the view heading back down the hallway.

The army green canvases close off the bedrooms for privacy.

Here’s the second bedroom.

The mini-splits keep the space a comfortable temperature.

The back deck makes it feel like you might fall into the sky!

The yard is fenced in, since you can bring up to one dog.

Relax in the hammock or play some cornhole.

Pretty cool!


  • Experience a truly UNIQUE Stay! “Chinook” is situated on a serene 5-acre compound inside the breathtaking Withlacoochee State Forest and the thrilling Croom Motorcycle Area, outside of Brooksville, FL
  • A REAL repurposed Chinook CH-47D helicopter
  • Two cozy bedrooms
  • One full bathroom
  • Fully equipped and stocked kitchen
  • WIFI, Satellite TV and Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 1… Queen sized bed… Sleeps 2.
  • Bedroom 2… Queen sized bed… Sleeps 2.
  • Living Area… Pull-out double twin trundle sofa,… Sleeps 2.
  • Chinook sleeps up to 6 people. There is an additional fee of $20.00 per guest per night after 4 people.
  • Five acre private fenced and gated compound, inside 2600 acres of riding trails at Croom Motorcycle Area and the Withlacoochee State Forest.
  • “Chinook” is a private modern 2/1 converted REAL helicopter, with private access to Croom’s trails, situated on a portion of Moto Ranch’s compound.
  • Fully stocked kitchen with what you need during your stay.
  • Fenced yard for the kids, the pup, and your toys.
  • Outdoor grill, deck w/ built in table and tons of seating for everyone.
  • Motorcycle/ATV Wash station right in your fenced yard.
  • Acres of spacious outdoor common gathering areas, with pergola seating and a fire pit.
  • Tons of parking for all the toys, haulers and multiple cars.
  • Washer and dryer/laundry room located in the “Graffiti Container” for cleaning up after your activities.Smart Lock access for your convenient self check in.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Linda
    December 9, 2023, 6:56 pm

    What a neat idea. I would love to stay there.

  • Christopher Collins
    December 11, 2023, 1:36 am

    Sorry to disappoint you Natalie, but those are not even close to being “the original controls from the chopper”. Having been on Chinooks many times, they are the controls to something but it definitely isn’t a Chinook.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 11, 2023, 5:30 am

      Thanks, Christopher! I was just going off of the description, as I don’t have your experience.

      • James D.
        December 14, 2023, 9:02 am

        It’s actually not that surprising because such aircraft’s are usually sold completely bare and stripped. Getting actual parts can be tough, near impossible for military vehicles, and expensive. So makes sense to just throw something together.

        Just, for future reference, you generally won’t ever see a steering wheel type yoke controller in anything but a plane. So it’s very out of place in a helicopter and the aeronautic instrument panels are just plastic decals, as another indicator to look out for…

        • Natalie C. McKee
          December 14, 2023, 4:06 pm

          Thank you! I learned something new!

  • Kathi Edge
    December 12, 2023, 10:19 am

    Hmm, nope. I have a hard enough time forgetting the smell of hydraulic fluid as it is. Might be a nice novelty for those who did not spend many hours trying to keep them flying.

  • karyn
    February 18, 2024, 10:19 am

    l love the idea of turning a helicopter into your home.Colours are all wrong.White silver and grey are not appealing.With the amount of time you spend init you would seriously go bug eyed your eyes would hurt.Leaving wires showing is not a good idea.You need to add alittle bit of other colours brighten it up not have it look dull or depressing also looking inviting not to scare people away

    • James D.
      February 22, 2024, 1:02 am

      Well, there are splashes of color in various parts throughout on at least the interior to break it up a bit. However, part of the point is they’re not hiding the fact it was originally a helicopter and that’s part of the novelty/reason of staying there as an AirBNB… It’s a type of getaway.

      In some places around the world there’s even hotels where each room is a different theme or something like a small helicopter converted into a bed and people go to them for a different experience and not just to have a nice place to stay in…

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