If you are one of the lucky few who have their private pilot's license and their own aircraft to go with, the only thing that may be missing from your life is a way to park your plane at home. One of the latest innovations in the housing industry is to build hangar homes around a small private or local airport. These homes are built around a private hangar that is big enough to fit most standard sized personal aircraft such as the Cessna 172 or others in that size range. Of course you can get larger hangars depending on the aircraft you own and how much you are willing to spend.
These hangar homes can come in a variety of different styles and are often built to the individual buyer's desires and to fit their particular aircraft.
The most important factor here is that if you are going to buy a home that is supposed to provide a hangar for your aircraft, the hangar must actually be big enough for you to be able to park your aircraft inside out of the elements and still have room to close the door just like you would when you park the car.
While privacy may be a big factor for those who buy hangar homes, there is another far more important consideration that is driving many pilots to invest in a home with its own built in hangar. That factor is cost, while these homes are not inexpensive when you figure in what it costs for the average private pilot to park his aircraft in a hangar out of the elements at the nearest local airport it may not be so expensive after all.
Security is another consideration when considering buying one of these hangar homes. You never know who may be fooling around with your plane when it is parked where you cannot keep an eye on it.
Airport security may promise to keep an eye on your plane, but yours is not the only plane at the airport and security can easily miss someone who is intent on damaging your plane or stealing things from it. If you park it in the hangar at home you know that it is a safe and secure as the rest of your home.
Finally hangar homes offer the benefit of being able to climb into your plane and taxi out to the runway without having to drive to the nearest airport to your home. This is probably one of the biggest considerations for those who really love to fly or use their aircraft as a way to commute to and from their job. If you are looking for this type of home in North Idaho there is a beautiful Fly In community in the Sandpoint area.Silver Wings at Sandpoint is now accepting new residents and can build to your needs. Once you have purchased your lot the hangar will be ready for you to build your house on in 6 to 7 months.