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You Can Sleep In A Flying Saucer In The Middle of Joshua Tree National Park



Check out one of the most unique Airbnb properties that is entirely alien and UFO-themed. It definitely looks like a UFO, but it’s actually a 520-square-foot red ellipsoid called Area 55 Futuro House, located in Joshua Tree, California, dubbed Area 55. 

The property is a prefabricated house designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen, but it is restored for the ultimate Glamping experience (glamorous camping). Futuro houses are incredibly rare as there are only 85 in the world, 19 in the USA, and only 1 available you can stay a night in. They were built during the late 1960s and early 1970s and were intended to be used as portable ski chalets. Area 55 is the only Futuro house that you can rent on Airbnb platform in the entire world, according to the Airbnb listing.


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If you want to take a closer look, check out the following video from MikeWillTravel Youtube channel where Mike spent 24 hours inside this unique property. According to his vlog, Futuro House’s exterior has a grill, a fire pit area, a fun outdoor bowling space, and an off-grid bathroom and shower. On the inside, the main room is filled with fun alien movies and games. The Futuro house can sleep up to 4 guests.

Interesting fact: before Area 55 Futuro House became a rental property in the desert, it belonged to Hugh Hefner, who installed it at the original Playboy Club Hotel in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, back in 1968.
If the Area 55 Futuro House sounds like the perfect place to spend your vacation, you can see the full listing here. And hurry, since the available dates are few.





Photo: Airbnb


Photo: Airbnb

Photo: Airbnb