The Futuro House was conceived by Matti Suuronen in 1968 as a "portable" ski chalet. It is an iconic piece of architecture and this website is devoted to documenting the history of the Futuro House and the current status and whereabouts of the remaining examples.


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Hyttesone I 80, 3296 Nevlunghamn, Norway | 58°58'18.37"N 9°51'28.68"E
Featured Image By livseve | Image Date 062319
Google Maps | Satellite Imagery Date 090811
Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - Photo By livseve - 062319  
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Update 071319

All Futuros are "bad-ass", but some Futuros are more "bad-ass" than others!

That thought, a "tweak" to an iconic quote from Orwell's classic allegorical work "Animal Farm", was the first thought that entered my head when I caught sight of the stunning new look being sported by this Futuro.

In May of this year the owners of this Futuro made changes and the result is awesome; I do not recall seeing a Futuro finished in black previously and now I have it has immediately become one my favorite looks for a Futuro.

The updated "featured image" above was posted to Instagram 062319 by livseve. The photo below which also provides a little view of the setting in which the Futuro is located was sent to me by Jostein Nilsen 062819.

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - Photo By Jostein Nilsen - 062319

Update 041319

Anyone who visits this website might conclude I am, to say the least, enthusiastic and passionate about the Futuro; others might suggest I am perhaps a little obsessive. Cannot really argue with any of that but I am not alone. Yves Buysse recently posted this photo to Facebook; the post was accompanied by the following note:

"5 days, 5 countries, 2636 km by car, 8 hours boat and 50 km on bicycle to see this ... in Norway."

That's dedication! Sounds like a fun trip. Thanks for sharing the photo Yves.

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - 040319 - Yves Buysse Visit

Update 090218

This is one of the less photographed Futuros and I do not recall seeing many, if any, interior shots so it was very interesting to see this pair of photos posted to Instagram by niko_jel on 082518. From the little that can be seen it appears that the Futuro retains at least some of the original interior fixtures and fittings and that it is in excellent condition.

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - 082518 - niko_jel - 1

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - 082518 - niko_jel - 2

Update 080913

Lars Krog shot two of my favorite photographs of this Futuro on 080213 They are displayed below with Lars' permission.

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - Lars Krog 1

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - Lars Krog 2

Original Images 071112

There are two great images [and at the time of writing very recent images 021712] on Flickr by Josteinsen here and here. Two additional, earlier, images by Josteinsen can be found here and here.

There is another recent image on blipfoto.com from May 2011.

The two images below are also by watz under CC 2.0 License [my thanks for making your photographs available under CC].

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - Alt 1

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - Alt 2

At always at top right I have the Futuro in Google Maps. However in this case [and this is very rare] the imagery available in Bing Maps is actually far superior to that in Google Maps; check it out below.

Update 072719

It seems that the update to this Futuro was a project undertaken by a Norwegian TV Show. Julie, a member of the owner's family, contacted me to let me know that the show Eventyrlig Oppussing or, according to Google Translate "Adventurous Renovation" which is broadcast by the Norwegian station TV3, would broadcast an episode featuring the Futuro sometime around mid-September.

The TV show is self-described in this manner:

"... interior expert Halvor Bakke and his carpenter team take you to the mountains, sea and forest. There will be strenuous trips with freight challenges and sleeping in tents, and you will see how they transform a mediocre resort into a gem in the midst of wild and beautiful nature. Watch out for an exotic and rugged renovation program that inspires, motivates, and entertains."

In the case of the Futuro project team member Ole Rosén-Lystrup tells me that the team's work [on both the Futuro and the surrounding area] included:
  • Finishing the Futuro in metallic black
  • Installing red lighting below the unit
  • Fully waterproofing the unit
  • Installing an industrial grade de-humidifier
  • Repairing the door lock
  • Removing several trees to open up the area
  • Installing an outdoor shower in a Fibonacci Spiral
  • Installing an outdoor kitchen in a circular layout
  • Installing a circular outdoor lounge area
Ole goes on to add that the overall effect of the outdoor work is such that when viewed from the air the immediate area now looks almost like a crop circle formation; hopefully we will get a look at that when the show airs in September. On that note Ole also let me know that while show will be available for streaming on the station's website it will be "geofenced" so be prepared to "kick up the VPN" if you want to watch it outside the allowed geographical area [for sure here in the US].

My thanks to both Julie and Ole for the information; very much looking forward to seeing the TV show.

Update 012513

In a blog post that can be found here [Norwegian | Google translation to English here] we find shots of an article published in the 120211 issue of D2 Magazine. The article, titled "Tilbake Til Fremtiden" [which Google translates to "Back To The Future"], was written by Elisabeth Sperre Alnes.

Being the Futuro obsessive you all know me to be I had to write to the magazine's publisher, Oslo based Norwegian daily newspaper Dagens Næringsliv, which distributes the weekly lifestyle magazine D2 free with the Friday edition of the newspaper to ask if there was any way to obtain copy.

Dagens Næringsliv was kind enough to respond, and also kind enough to offer to send me a copy free of charge; what is more when I asked about the cost of shipping they said don't worry about that either [and we are talking Norway to the US here!]. In a day and age when money seems to dominate everything coming across a business that simply offered to do something for me free of charge was refreshing and quite a surprise. Dagens Næringsliv - you impressed me - thank you.

As for the article it is in Norwegian so of course I cannot read it [if anyone happens to be able to translate Norwegian to English and would like to help out please let me know] but it is accompanied by some nice photos [taken by the author] which clearly show us that this Futuro has been well maintained and is in very good condition.

Photos of my copy of D2 can be found on the "Collector's Corner" page.

Original Information 071112

Other than the photographs there seems to be very little information floating about on this Futuro House. It features on the "Norway" page on FuturoHouse.com, one of the longest running Fururo sites, where there are some additional photographs and also directions to the location from T.A. Nyquist but that is about all I have been able to find so if you happen to have any additional information please let me know.

The Google Maps imagery for this area is old [040209] and while the Bing Maps imagery seems likely, based on quality, to be much later I cannot seem to find dates for Bing Maps imagery. However the photographs on Flickr [links to the left] confirm that the Futuro was still on site as at 021712.

Latest Confirmed Date

Personal correspondence with the owner's family 071619.

Sources & Reference

In Print - Books & Magazines
  • D2 | 120211 Issue | Pages 36-40
  • La Tekla | December 2011 Issue | Page 107

Got new, updated or corrected information or an image I could use?

I am always looking for additional information, history, details, images, videos; just about anything Futuro I guess - if you would like to contribute please use the Contact Form or email me directly.

As far as images go I am particularly interested in those that are either significantly better than the ones already on this page or show a different aspect or detail. If you own an image meeting one or both of those criteria I would love to be able to use it on this page but I will simply provide a link if that is your preference. Where permission is granted to use an image on the page appropriate attribution will be provided by means of a link to the original image, a link to a website of your choosing or both.
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