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For those who like sci-fi, this abandoned village in Taiwan is definitely for you. 

Video footage shows an abandoned village where people lived in ‘spaceships’ until the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

It’s thought that this village was abandoned due to a nearby redevelopment. 

This UFO village in the Wanli district of Taiwan was once a wacky and popular village during the 1960s and 70s

This UFO village in the Wanli district of Taiwan was once a wacky and popular village during the 1960s and 70s

This UFO village in the Wanli district of Taiwan was once a wacky and popular village during the 1960s and 70s

These Futuro and Venturo houses were designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen as an alternative portable property

These Futuro and Venturo houses were designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen as an alternative portable property

These Futuro and Venturo houses were designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen as an alternative portable property

The houses typically contained a bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen. They also had a fireplace and six plastic chairs

The houses typically contained a bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen. They also had a fireplace and six plastic chairs

The houses typically contained a bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen. They also had a fireplace and six plastic chairs

However with the soaring price of oil and rising cost of plastic products, the homes became no longer affordable

However with the soaring price of oil and rising cost of plastic products, the homes became no longer affordable

However with the soaring price of oil and rising cost of plastic products, the homes became no longer affordable

The flying saucers are located in the Wanli District of Taiwan. 

Designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen, the UFOs were designed originally as ski chalets. However in this case they were used as a cheap alternative to affordable housing. 

There were several of these communities around the world.  

The houses typically contained a bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen. They also had a fireplace and six plastic lounge chairs. 

Left in disrepair: While some of the UFO houses are still lived in, many have been left abandoned for decades

Left in disrepair: While some of the UFO houses are still lived in, many have been left abandoned for decades

Left in disrepair: While some of the UFO houses are still lived in, many have been left abandoned for decades

Futuristic housing: Even the bathrooms look futuristic and are equipped with a bath and sink with small windows

Futuristic housing: Even the bathrooms look futuristic and are equipped with a bath and sink with small windows

Futuristic housing: Even the bathrooms look futuristic and are equipped with a bath and sink with small windows

This UFO village in the Wanli district of Taiwan was once a wacky and popular village in the 1960s

This UFO village in the Wanli district of Taiwan was once a wacky and popular village in the 1960s

This UFO village in the Wanli district of Taiwan was once a wacky and popular village in the 1960s

Like a ski chalet: The living room was quite big with sofas and bar stools along with plenty of windows for natural light

Like a ski chalet: The living room was quite big with sofas and bar stools along with plenty of windows for natural light

Like a ski chalet: The living room was quite big with sofas and bar stools along with plenty of windows for natural light

However with the soaring price of oil and rising cost of plastic products, the homes became no longer affordable and were mainly demolished. 

Bob from Heerlen, The Netherlands says the site in Taiwan is a unique place because there are only a few UFO villages left in the world. 

He says: ‘One of the UFO houses seemed to be well preserved and gave a good look at what living inside these houses must have been like. 

According to Bob from the Netherlands, there are only a few of these UFO villages left around the world

According to Bob from the Netherlands, there are only a few of these UFO villages left around the world

According to Bob from the Netherlands, there are only a few of these UFO villages left around the world

It's unclear when the UFO houses became abandoned but its thought it was down to a nearby development

It's unclear when the UFO houses became abandoned but its thought it was down to a nearby development

It’s unclear when the UFO houses became abandoned but its thought it was down to a nearby development

‘Although the design was from the 60s and 70s, I still had the feeling I was walking in a futuristic village.’ 

Bob says it’s unclear when the UFO houses became abandoned but it was probably down to a nearby redevelopment. 

However he says some of the houses are still inhabited. 

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