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.
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
- bathroom with toilet
You can see some photos of the interior as well below:
It reminds me a little bit of the Brady Bunch.
The floor plan of the Futuro
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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