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Make Yourself at Home in a UFO-Shaped Futuro 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
The “Spaceship House” located in Pensacola Beach, Florida.
Futuro house sales brochure
Want to spend a weekend in a flying saucer? Check out this Futuro house for rent in Northern Wisconsin.
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.