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US Lighting group forms Futuro Houses for pre-fab off-grid houses

07 Mar '22
2 min read
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US Lighting Group (USLG) has created Futuro Houses to meet the demands for affordable housing. Futuro Houses offers a self-sufficient, cost-effective, energy efficient housing solution for an off-grid lifestyle. USLG makes futuristic technologies, supplying custom designed recreational vehicles(RV), electronics, and other leading-edge markets.

Futuro Houses, with its revolutionary designs and state-of-the-art wood-free fiberglass and carbon fibre composite construction, perfectly fits into a market looking for longer lasting, futuristic material houses in a smaller footprint with the amenities of a traditional home. Futuro Houses employs the same lightweight fiberglass composite materials, marine gelcoats, windows, and Furrion appliances currently used in the manufacture of 100 per cent moulded fiberglass RV travel trailers by its sister company, Cortes Campers. Utilising the same materials with which Cortes Campers is already manufacturing, gives the company multiple advantages in volume purchasing power, production efficiencies, and gains in economies of scale with more cost-effective production, the company said in a press release.

Futuro Houses first design is reminiscent of the UFO house designed by Finnish architect, Matti Suuronen, in the 1960s. Unfortunately, the original company went out of business due to multiple factors including windows that did not open, plus the original design was too cumbersome to ship cost effectively. Futuro Houses has made major improvements by incorporating Cortes Campers RV double-pane acrylic windows that open. Futuro Houses has overcome the challenge of shipping the UFO house worldwide, by redesigning the entire shape of the house to fit inside an international shipping container. Like Cortes Campers, Futuro Houses does not use any wood in its construction, only 100 per cent moulded fiberglass, which will far outlast any traditional house made from wood.

“USLG’s management team is driving its 2022 strategic plan through market diversification. Extending our business into new markets, with new products is key to our growth and expansion. We are continually looking for ways to improve our bottom line and market diversification is helping to make this happen,” Anthony Corpora, CEO and president of USLG, said in a statement.

“Also, engineering a futuristic house with our core competencies in moulded fiberglass and marine products shows how diverse we are in the use of fiberglass composites. We designed the first Futuro house to be extremely environmentally friendly, comfortable with a spacious living space, and highly energy efficient,” Corpora, said.

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