Tiny House that Looks like a UFO

Now here’s a tiny house that instantly makes you feel like you’re looking at a UFO.

Only it’s not a UFO. It’s a modern tiny house called Futuro.

This is a totally out of this world home designed by architect Matti Suuronen in 1968.

The nature of it’s design reflects the mentality of the sixties when people began to believe that technology would solve all problems in society.

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It was accommodated to fit up to 8 people and constructed out of reinforced plastic.

I encourage you to learn more and get the rest of the tour below:

They even had a marketing plan to mass produce it and make it affordable enough for most people.

It was light-weight so it can be mobile but made to be transported by a helicopter. That would most likely be a pricey move but at least they were heading towards the right direction in terms of mobility in case one needed or wanted to move for whatever reason.

Anyways, here are the specifications from the original futuro website:

  •  polyester exterior
  •  colors white, light-blue, yellow or red
  •  height 4 meters
  •  diameter 8 meters
  •  weight 4000 kilos
  •  floor space 25 square meters
  •  20 oval shaped windows
  •  retractable stairs entrance
  •  6 bed-seats plus 1 double bed-seat
  • central fire place and bbq
  •  kitchen
  •  bathroom with toilet

You can see some photos of the interior as well below:

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It reminds me a little bit of the Brady Bunch.

The floor plan of the Futuro

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Although I love circular structures like yurts and such I find them to be a little too challenging to make the best use of the space but I’m curious about your thoughts on this particular one.

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Alex has been living in small spaces for more than 7 years, he's the founding editor of TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter, and has passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. Send in your story and tiny home photos so we can share and inspire others towards simplicity too. Thank you!

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  • Anthony McCarthy July 17, 2013, 10:55 am

    I love modern architecture and interiors but this one is too much like an airport lounge. And plastic. What’s the life expectancy of it? Can it be recycled?

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    • judith July 19, 2013, 11:13 am

      I saw one in the 70’s on a family vacation to Colorado. It was perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking Denver. More recently, there ws one sitting on a lot on Hwy 276 East of Dallas, Texas and West of Quinlan, Texas. The last time I was down that road was about 12 years ago and the ‘house’ had a FOR SALE sign on it. I can’t imagine having to put it on a truck to move it.

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  • Tinytopia July 17, 2013, 11:22 am

    I really like this. We have been playing with the idea of a yurt in the future but like you mentioned, the layout of the areas has always been a bit of an issue. This really gives me so new ideas to consider. Thanks for sharing.

    http://tinytopia.blog.com/ Family of four in less than 700 sq ft

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  • jerryd July 17, 2013, 12:10 pm

    I remember them and we have one in Tampa used as a nude bar ;^P that is rather famous.

    The problem with these shapes as with domes and A frame is they make bad use of the space with the angled walls eating up 20-30% of the floor area unless fairly large.

    Though I’m thinking of building a plane in that shape but as an oval instead of round top view ;^P

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  • joan July 23, 2013, 11:55 am

    Hi, just wanted to bring this to your attention. no need to post my comments.
    http://www.outsideonline.com/blog/outdoor-adventure/is-this-the-worlds-coolest-forgotten-camper.html
    pretty cool, huh?

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