Living: And Now, the Ultimate Arvee

A fishing expedition to an unnamed lake, miles from the nearest road, in dubious weather. It sounded unsafe, if not foolhardy. But then, reports Senior Writer Michael Demarest:

We were very compleat anglers. We were compleat with a $300,000, 46-ft. Heli-Home, which consists in effect of an S-58 Sikorsky helicopter mated to a Winnebago motor home. The ultimate in Arvees (recreational vehicles), it is a cross between a magic carpet and a pasha's pad.

That bass-filled lake, separated by marshy, stream-laced, uninhabited and largely trackless terrain from Sanford, Fla., could not be reached by...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!