Shared: FUTURO HOUSES – Was A Thing? 🏡

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A FAILED 1960’S ATTEMPT AT UFO LIVING

Abandoned Futuro House in Royse City, Texas 9photograph by Steve Rainwater) Abandoned Futuro House in Royse City, Texas (photograph by Steve Rainwater)

The UFO-shaped house in Royse City, Texas, sits alone in an overgrown field, a vision of some solitary failed retrofuture dream. The Futuro House was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the late 1960s. Made of new materials like plastic and manufactured to be portable and adaptable to diverse terrain with its raised legs, the capsule house was imagined as a ski chalet with a quick heating system. You entered through a hatch to an elliptical space with a bedroom, bathroom, fireplace, and living room. Suuronen soon saw its potential beyond the slopes, and through the Futuro Corporation built the lightweight houses as a prefabricated, compact housing solution adaptable for any corner of the globe.

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Due to its unusual space age-influenced design, and the oil crisis of 1973 that made plastic expensive, under 100 of the houses were made. Around 60…

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7 Responses to “Shared: FUTURO HOUSES – Was A Thing? 🏡”
  1. Nic Schuck says:

    There is still one that is being lived in on Pensacola Beach.

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