The Futuro House

The Futuro House arrived in 1968 thanks so Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. The space age pods were meant to be vacation homes for the masses – a cheap, light, futuristic mobile home.  Evoking images of flying saucers, interplanetary space pods and science fiction (kind of reminds me of Disney’s House of the Future), the Futuro House offered homeowners a chance to live in the future in the comfort of their front yards, or on the side of a nearby hill, mountain, river, valley, lake, plateau, or anywhere else that piqued their fancy!

Unfortunately, the awesomely odd project was killed by the 1973 Oil Crisis that tripled the price of plastics (Futuro was made of fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic), leaving only 96 pods around the world, about half of which are accounted for …

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2 thoughts on “The Futuro House

  1. very cool. let’s start making them again, only this time for rich people who can afford the high price of plastics.

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