TAKE A LOOK | What it's like to stay in a rare 1960s UFO-themed house
- Futuro, a UFO-themed house designed in the 1960s, is available to rent.
- Visitors can book to stay the night at the house in Marston Park in Somerset, England.
- The house has also been used to film music videos, fashion shoots, and movie screenings.
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Futuro is one of 68 UFO-inspired houses designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen.
This is one of only a few Futuros in the world that you can stay in, and one of only 68 worldwide still in existence today, according to a Marston Park press release.
While the house was originally designed by Suuronen in 1968, artist Craig Barnes rescued it from dilapidation in South Africa and spent the last decade restoring it to its original state, the same press release added.
The site sleeps four guests and prices start at around R8,250 per night.
Futuro was on display at two London galleries before being moved to a campsite in southwest England.
Futuro was previously put on display at Matt's Gallery and Central Saint Martins in London before being moved to Marston Park, a camping site and event space in Somerset, England, earlier this year, according to the press release.
While the Futuro doesn't have a kitchen, Marston Park has two bars, a restaurant, a café, and "many other cozy, secret and hidden corners to explore," according to the website.
Inside Futuro, you will find the living area, which has a dining table and armchairs which pull out into single beds.
Michael Fenna, co-founder of Marston Park, told Insider that the pictures "don't quite convey" what it's like to stay at Futuro, which he says is "surprisingly spacious and well insulated."
"It's very cocooned, but not cramped," Fenna said.
"As you come out of a natural landscape with the noise of trees and water and wind, you feel very kind of tucked away and sort of snug in. So it's actually a very kind of inviting and cozy space to be in. Whereas I think in some images it can come across as quite a cold, like a museum," he added.
There are two sleeping cabins with double beds adjacent to the living space.
The two bedrooms feature double beds, the largest of which being as large as "two king-sized beds at one end and one king-sized bed at the other," Fenna said.
"You get four or five, six pillows along the top edge, if that makes sense. So it's a very spacious place to just kind of spread out," he added.
While the house has been visited by UFO fans and tourists, it can also be rented out for unique activities.
It has so far been rented out for fashion shoots, movie screenings, and meditation classes, Fenna told Insider.
He added that it was recently used by the British singer Alexis Taylor to film a music video, which doesn't appear to have been released yet.
Futuro will remain at Marston Park for the remainder of 2021 and possibly longer, "depending on how a few conversations go," Fenna said.
Visit Marston Park's website to book a stay at Futuro.
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