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This house on the moon by 2015

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Fed up of noisy neighbours? This is one solution.

The United States’ Apollo 11 rocket landed on the moon on 20 July, 1969, leaving behind the American flag in its wake. Now, Swedish designer Mikael Genberg wants to go one further by building a red house with white corners – all in the name of art.

The design incorporates Falu Rödfärg, the deep red paint that is synonymous with Swedish housing. Genberg’s idea is that a red house with white corners built in the Swedish heritage will “bring the barren, dead moonscape to life”.

The project’s website expands: “The Moonhouse seeks to inspire people to push through our mental boundaries and change the perception of what is possible. Everyone in the world has their own personal Moonhouse.”

That may be the case, but for Genberg’s Moonhouse – which is an actual house on the moon – to become a reality, it’ll need to raise a considerable amount of money. To be more specific, it’ll need to raise 100 million SEK, or $15,360,000. From this total, 70% is the cost for the ticket to the Moon, and 30% goes towards the completion of the house and its construction in a weightless environment.

The ambitious project is hoping to launch in October 2015 with the help of American aerospace company Astrobotic. To find out more, or to help Moonhouse become a reality, visit the project’s website.

Photo: Moonhouse

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