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Buying A House On The Moon Could Cost $325,067 A Month

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Buying A House On The Moon Could Cost $325,067 A Month

Ever fancied emigrating, only to decide that even New Zealand or Australia feel just a little too close to home? Well, here's a solution, albeit an expensive one.

Why not move to the Moon?

It's a long way off - that's if we are ever able to live there - but experts have released the first ever lunar mortgage guide, which has estimated how much it would cost to live there.

The figures suggest that you'd have to shell out a cool $325,067 (£234,000) a month.

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Anyone else think setting up shop there would be peaceful? Credit: PA
Anyone else think setting up shop there would be peaceful? Credit: PA

OK, that's pricey. But there are challenges up there that we don't have to contend with down here on Earth.

Things to take into consideration include extreme weather conditions and a zero-gravity environment, as well as meteor-proofing the pad.

Experts at Money claim that before anything else, you'd need to get yourself a land license. One acre of land on the Moon's most sought-after location, 'the Sea of Rains', would cost you a respectable £94.87, whereas a license in the 'Sea of Vapours' would cost £13.64.

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Then you'd need tools, equipment and materials, as well as workers to help out (unless you're a DIY master).

It's expected to cost around £5.8 million to transport everything, because - believe it or not - there's no B&Q 384,400km away from civilisation.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The publication then goes on to outline what would be classed as necessities - things like air seals, industrial-strength air-con and heaters, meteor proof windows, insulation and organic sources of energy.

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Incidentally, those necessities that would cost an eye-watering £29 million.

This means that the overall cost would be a hefty £34,892,500.06.

However, it's expected that after the first moon mansion (joke, it would be about the same size as a traditional three-bedroom house) is built, the cost to transport equipment would be subtracted and, in turn, would allow houses to be built cheaper. At a rate of £29,281,781.99.

Still quite the price though, right?

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It's worth being among the first tp get up there, because the markup price for property could be around 27.61 percent so you could expect to buy a built house for over £44.5 million. Thereafter, the cribs could sell for a bargain price of £37.36m.

The houses could have a solar-panelled external surface, as well as an air-sealed oxygen pod forming part of the entrance, plus a water recycling room, a lunar greenhouse and a nuclear reactor.

The rest of the property will be taken up by living quarters, sleeping quarters, a dining room and a kitchen as well as what we were all hoping for: a spacesuit room.

What does one have to pay for a space shanty following some remarkable LADbible coverage?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Weird, space

Rebecca Shepherd
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