The Heli-Home had room for six passengers and packed a complete, if tiny, kitchen and living space into its 115 square feet. Entertaining aloft was a must — the Heli-Home was equipped with a TV, a mini-bar, and an eight-track tape deck.
In the late 1970s, the heads at Winnebago teamed up with a small avaition company to create the weirdest and most extravagant recreation vehicle ever: The Helihome.
Winnebago partnered with Orlando Helicopter Airways to buy a fleet of ex-military Siksorky S-55 transport helicopters in order to convert them into homey retreats.
The Heli-Home had optional floats, so you could land practically anywhere. Throw out the anchor, and it was like a houseboat. No property tax.
A fully furnished flying home based on the body of a surplus Sikorsky helicopter. Years later, the story of the helihome continues to captivate and I wanted to find the true story behind these bizzare machines.Video by Calum:
The bathroom was spacious, with a hot shower and a toilet, and the living was a legit entertainment room, access to the cockpit was also possible through the living. The cockpit was fitted with avionics equipment, though only clear-weather equipment was standard at those times.