The Daily Mirror features 747 Wing House

A new article on The Daily Mirror explores the story behind the construction of the 747 Wing House.  Click HERE to read the article





This luxurious mansion was built using a recycled JUMBO JET.

The homeowner needed special permission to build it so pilots flying overhead didn’t mistake the massive house for a crashed plane.

Architect David Hertz bought the scrap Boeing 747 for just £21,600 and used it to build the stunning house in the remote hills of Malibu, California.

He was hired for the job by homeowner Francie Rehwald, who wanted curves and feminine shapes for her dream house.

Francie interviewed 12 architects before deciding on David Hertz Architects and spent 15 years searching the globe for the perfect piece of land.

The Los Angeles Post covers David Hertz at 'Soil Totally Rocks!'

The online magazine The Los Angeles Post ran an article covering the 'Soil Totally Rocks' event that we recently participated.   Read the full article HERE or the excerpt posted below.


"We know that the production of meat causes complex environmental issues. So reach for those veggies! But did you know that fruits and vegetables, even from organic farms, most likely use blood, bone, and manure from animals that are raised unethically? It’s time to look deeper into the ‘skin of the earth’, the soil, and how we are as dumb as dirt to overlook its importance to environmental concerns and perhaps realize…dirt isn’t so dumb after all.

The event Soil Totally Rocks! brought together businesses, non-profits and trailblazers in the field under the umbrella of the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles to socialize and give talks on eco-accomplishments as varied as urban farming, composting, and creating water from the air. Like any serious solution, it required an entire committed community coming together to share ideas, resources, as well as good times.

Community participation is key to change, and David Hertz, founder of the Studio of Environmental Architecture and SkySource, which uses a revolutionary system that draws drinking water from the air, gives away the water in Venice to promote awareness and to benefit Venice residents and visitors. As an added layer of outreach the organization employs homeless kids to catch the water from the air."

Wing House on BBC 2's "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes"

Tonight on BBC 2, "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes" will be traveling to Malibu, California to visit the iconic 747 Wing House.

You can view the episode HERE once it has been aired.

Award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress and property enthusiast Caroline Quentin explore extraordinary homes built in mountain locations around the world, meeting the owners and architects brave enough to take the challenges on.

Their journey starts in the Santa Monica mountains in California, where one homeowner built her dream home from the most unthinkable re-used building material - the wings and tail fins of a disused Boeing 747, which had to be delivered onto the mountain site by helicopter.

"When Water Becomes Gold: The New Alchemy" - David Hertz Speaking at Esalen Institute Dec 9-11

David Hertz will be speaking at the Esalen Institute on December 9 - 11 on the topic of When Water Becomes Gold: The New Alchemy.  Click Here to learn more about the weekend and to reserve your space.


Esalen Institute is blessed by three powerful waters: the Pacific Ocean, the healing hot springs, and the freshwater creek that flows through the property. These sacred waters have offered people a place to heal and nourish themselves for thousands of years.

However, taking this precious commodity for granted as a limitless resource is increasingly risky as we face hundred-year-drought conditions, which a temporary El Niño deluge will not solve – our thousands of years old aquifers are increasingly depleted.

Co-led by local Big Sur water-innovators and Amory Lovins, one of the world’s leading authorities in energy policy, this workshop explores an array of possible solutions, including growing our vegetables and cooking herbs via hydroponics with up to 90% water savings; fish cultivation through aquaponics; drinking water extraction via the atmosphere; and the latest in waste water recapture technology. All of these methods preserve clean water, our “New Gold.”

Our visit to a local model farm will include a special luncheon to sample “farm to table” fresh organically grown food combined with top rated California wine pairings. The faculty will include experts in each of the subjects described above as we explore and adopt new methods of preserving our most precious asset.

Sustainable Busines Council of Los Angeles presents #SoilTotallyROCKS


On Wednesday, November 30th David Hertz will be presenting at the SBC's #SoilTotallyROCKS Reception & Trailblazer Talks.  Join us as David Hertz and other trailblazers share their unique perspectives on the business of soil and how it relates to sustainable agriculture practices, urban farming and gardens and other soil related products and services focused on combatting climate change.



Get tickets HERE

More information


Wednesday, November 30, 2016
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.


The Volkswagen Santa Monica Showroom
2440 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Parking at and around Volkswagen Santa Monica Showroom


$30-Benefits the Sustainable Business Council!