The Futuro house was a product of post-war Finland, reflecting the period's faith in technology, the conquering of space, unprecedented economic growth, and an increase in leisure time. It was designed by Suuronen as a ski cabin that would be “quick to heat and easy to construct in rough terrain.”

The end result was a universally transportable home that had the ability to be mass replicated and situated in almost any environment.

By the mid 1970s the house was taken off the market, arguably due to poor marketing, but primarily due to the Oil Crisis where tripled gasoline prices made manufacture of plastic extremely expensive. It is estimated that today somewhere between 60 and 100 of the original Futuro homes survive.

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  1. Anonymous // Saturday, April 18, 2009 4:30:00 PM  

    wow flash back there was one of those building here in Adelaide S.A Australia back in the 70's, we always thought it was a one off building.

  2. Anonymous // Sunday, May 17, 2009 3:37:00 PM  

    There is one of those in Pungo/Virginia Beach VA. Looks almost exactly the same except it was bolted shut

  3. Anonymous // Sunday, July 26, 2009 6:52:00 PM  

    There's one at the harbour entrance at Raglan on the Westcoast of New Zealand's North Island. Apparently Tom Selleck is the owner.
    And there's another one in Berlin that has been beautifully restored to its former glory by a big fan.

  4. Unknown // Saturday, August 01, 2009 8:04:00 PM  

    there is one at the hancock harbor marina in greenwich, salem county, new jersey. moved there from the jersey shore, it is being refurbished and is expected to open as a snack bar at the bait box (good food!) restaurant at the marina. i'll get some pics of it. it was also featured in the magazine 'weird new jersey'.