In 1967, an architectural competition was held by a Danish airline company and travel business to design a house to be used by tourists in Spain. The eccentric owner of the airline company, Simon Spies, envisioned a place where travelers could stay other than a traditional hotel room. A Swedish architect named Staffan Berglund won the competition for his plastic domed shaped house design. It was never put into production because the units could easily be assembled and no builders would be employed. Instead, Spies commissioned the winning architect to build him a home in southern Stockholm. It was completed in 1969. He called it The Villa Spies.