Here’s What Homes of the Future May Look Like, From Living on Mars to Flying Houses

published Oct 16, 2021
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Do you remember the scene in “Back to the Future: Part II” when flying cars and self-lacing shoes were the norm for people living in 2015? While we don’t have those just yet, get set for hover homes and marine living…

GoodMove teamed up with top architect and 3D designer, Chris Lawson, to visualize what our homes might look like in the future, coming up with four possible scenarios that may one day become our reality.

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Hover Homes

No parking spot? Noisy neighbors? No problem! Ground rent? What’s that?

Technology is moving fast, so it’s not such a wild idea to think that one day we may all live in flying houses. According to the report, the overall shape would probably be similar to that which we see in drones now, just on a mass-scale, with giant propellers that would spin to create an airflow that lifts the home off the ground. It’s also worth taking into account that equal weight distribution will be needed to balance the property.

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Apocalyptic Home

Should we ever find ourselves living through an apocalypse, the report suggests that we will be housed underground. This, of course, would be for safety purposes, but living underground would limit light and heat. Surface domes and hatch-like windows would be necessary, and some sort of air vent would be ideal. Location-wise, these homes would be best built near farming areas.

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Marine Living

The devasting effects of global warming might mean that we will have to one day adapt to living life on the water. The structure would likely be made of glass or plastic as this would hold up the best, pressure and depth-dependent on a rig, or something similar, to make use of the ocean and get some light. To help with distribution and prevent erosion, the marine homes will be dome-shaped, and elevator access would be required to get in or out. Good for if you fancy a quick swim, bad for those who have watched “Jaws” one too many times.

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Life on Mars

Part underground and part visible, homes on Mars would be quite complicated. The dome shape will allow structural support and protect those within from the harsh climate outside, and from too much light. The material usage would have to be centered around titanium or heavy-duty plastic or glass, and solar panels outside the building will promote power generation.