Make Yourself at Home in a UFO-Shaped Futuro House

By on April 11, 2013

Flying saucer shaped Futuro UFO house

The Futuro house, with its signature flying saucer shape and airplane hatch entrance, was designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen as a ski cabin that would be “quick to heat and easy to construct in rough terrain.” It was able to comfortably house eight people inside its fully furnished interior.

Composed of fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic, the Futuro was eventually discontinued due to the Oil Crisis, where tripled gasoline prices made manufacture of plastic extremely expensive

A total of 96 Futuro houses were made in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Though production ended long ago, you can still find these bizarre UFO homes lingering in some of the strangest places.

Exploring Futuro houses with The Unknown Cameraman

Futuro House Photos

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Spaceship house in Pensacola Beach, FL
The “Spaceship House” located in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Futuro UFO flying saucer house
Futuro house sales brochure

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro house available to rent in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
Want to spend a weekend in a flying saucer? Check out this Futuro house for rent in Northern Wisconsin.

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

Futuro UFO flying saucer house

The well-known Futuro house in Greenwich, NJ was once used in multiple amusement park rides in the 1970s at Morey’s Pier in Wildwood, NJ. It served first as a Planet of the Apes ride, then moved on to Star Trek, Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.

Futuro House Brochures

Futuro House Brochure USA | Futuro House Brochure Belgium | Futuro House Brochure UK

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  1. Gary R.

    September 11, 2014 at 9:12 am

    There is or was one in Covington, Ky that was visible as you drove south across the I75 bridge to the left on the hill side. It was very well documented and photographed in the local newspapers, Cincinnati Enquirer. Its been 5 years or so since we viewed it,

  2. Jay Fenex

    June 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Using parts listed in RV catalogs the shell could be built for $96,000. Good plans showing the proportion and relation of parts would be necessary. RV windows and interior furnishings
    could be used as well. Jay

  3. Jay Fenex

    June 9, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Hi Jay,
    An engineer, skilled in the design of aluminum travel trailers, could draw a set of plans showing how to build this flying saucer concept in wedge sections. (like a pie) The pie sections could be hauled by a semi and assembled on site. Jay

    • Jay Griggs

      June 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      Yeah spoken to a couple people here in New Zealand and no one seems keen hence me trying overseas just a bit too much out of their comfort zone. Would be keen to see how much one would cost to replicate whether its aluminum or fibreglass. Do you have any idea on how much it would cost minus the cabinetry n fittings inside.

  4. Jay Griggs

    June 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Hi jay I would certainly be interested in replicating one what would the costings be please make contact with me would be highly interested to see if it could be replicated in aluminium outer skin as well. As have a restoted vintage airstream

  5. Jay Fenex

    June 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    If I could replicate this design with an aluminum superstructure and fiberglass skin would anyone buy it?

  6. Jay Griggs

    May 23, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Futuro sold in nelson for 75k bummer was meant to be on list so could bid. Would if paid more than 75k for it grrr

  7. Jay Griggs

    May 2, 2014 at 5:21 am

    There is one for sale in nelson currentl and there’s one sitting at laings house relocations in Christchurch new zealand. I rang about that one and the owner wanted $250k for it

  8. Jessica Mitchell

    January 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    We have one here on Pensacola Beach Florida. :)

    • jeff

      March 30, 2014 at 6:14 am

      Hello Jessica do you have any pics of it and is it still there thanks jeff

  9. Simon Robson

    November 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    For anyone interested in more information about the Futuro House including a map of all current known locations I have collected a great deal of information on my Futuro House site that you might find of interest.

  10. randy stinnette

    September 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I have been seeing it for years and at one time it was a hot dog stand. Wieners from outer space in the Outer Banks what a concept!!!!

  11. Lee

    August 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    there was one of these in Willeton in Western Australia, it recently came up for sale after disappearing for years, it has been sectioned up for storage. The Willeton Futuro was an Estate Agents office for a local real estate business in the 70s/ 80s then stood abandoned for years.
    Heres a link to lost perth on Facebook and details if anyones bored :)

    • Nick McQuoid

      September 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Do you happen to know if the futuro is still forsale and how I could get in touch with the owners ? Thanks

      • Lee

        September 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm

        The futuro has gone “underground” there was some recent information on it on “lost Perth” on Facebook ^^^^ above link…

        good luck with the search :)


  12. Bucky Edgett

    July 19, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Is the first picture after the head “Futuro House Photos”, with the alien faces in the windows, of a place in the Outer Banks of NC? It looks very familiar! Thanks.

    • randy stinnette

      September 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      I saw the the Futuro in Buxton N.C. this past week and the alien looks identical. I took pictures to prove that there are UFO`s in the Outer Banks.

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