Though there have been many attempts at the recreation of the Pixar “Up” house, in both operable and non-operable forms, adventurer and balloonist Jonathan Trappe has created a balloon suspended house that has soared with the birds. Having successfully flown an entire home with only helium filled ballons over 20,000 feet in the air (beating the other “Up” house replica), Trappe has bigger plans for the future.
With the next idea being to make a trans-atlantic flight landing in France, Trappe has his work– and budget cut out for him. The next project will include more than 300 helium balloons (costing almost $300,000 and a rowboat in case of an above ocean disaster. If it were up to us, we would just take the ground anchored version of the Up house instead.
Photos: My Modern Met