The Futuro House of Tomorrow

Built in 1968 by architect Matti Suuronen, this concept house was designed to be used as either a vacation home or a mobile home. It is constructed of lightweight plastic so it can easily be transported. It supposedly can sleep 8, and has a kitchen and bathroom. Cooking was to be done using a portable ‘firebox’ which could go on the table, or be put away. Steel legs supported the cabin. A door dropped down, spaceship style, to let people in or out.

Built by a New Zealand company, Futuro Industries, they were built just as the oil crisis began. This raised the price of building materials and that was the end of the Futuro House. Somewhere between 20 & 60 of these concept homes were built, and most are still in existence. This one is now being used as a PAL HQ in a park in Willingboro.

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History of the Futuro House

The book is only available thru a handful of retaailers, none of them American. I got my copy thru Desura..

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sarah on September 17, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    This one in Mill Creek Park in Willingboro, NJ is in terrible shape. Maybe the city will sell it if someone will take it.

    Reply

  2. HI,
    Here’s another existing Futuro house. We shot a music video in it thi spring (in Finland)

    Johan

    Reply

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