Ben Smith is creating Lunar settlement research
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Lunar Homestead is researching the technology and techniques we'll need to create sustainable settlements on the Moon (and everywhere else). And you are invited to join the Crew and contribute!

"Lunar Settlement for Everyone" and "Join YOUR Space Program" are not just slogans. Space research and exploration have been the domain of governments and corporations for a very long time. All the rest of us could do is just watch. And maybe try to convince disinterested politicians to do more.

We (you and I) are going to change that. There are problems that need solutions and technology that needs to be "on-the-shelf" before the first settler leaves for Luna (or anywhere else). You don't have to be a scientist to conduct meaningful research. You don't even need a lab or a workshop. All you really need is curiosity. Access to the Internet helps also.

Together we can move our collective knowledge forward to the point where permanent off-Earth settlements are realistically possible.

Join the Lunar Homestead Crew and get personally involved in space settlement.

    *Conduct your own research into topics that interest you. Lunar Homestead will help!

    *Assist others in their research efforts (including LH's Principal Investigator's research).

    *Contribute to defining, refining, and spreading the Lunar Homestead concept.

Please check out the Lunar Homestead "About LH" page for more information.

Thanks for looking!

P.S. - Let me know if there is a particular reward you're interested in. I may agree with you and add it in the future. I'm currently considering adding podcasts to the mix, with rewards centered around them.

P.P.S. - The Intro video is in the works and should be available soon.
Tiers
Lunar Homestead Patron
$2 or more per month

You've joined the Lunar Homestead Crew! Now you can help us research all the tech Homesteaders will need. Every dollar counts and helps LH continue to operate.


Thank you!


Benefits:

  • A copy of the LH Research Manual e-book. Now you can start researching Lunar settlement tech! (You'll receive updated versions as long as your membership is current.)(This book is currently being written and will be available soon.)
  • Access to the Crew chat, topic specific, and Crew-Led research channels in Discord. Start helping us research today!
  • Access to the general LH Patreon posts.
  • My gratitude and the gratitude of future Lunar Homesteaders.
  • A warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you helped make Lunar settlements a reality!
Includes Discord rewards
Lunar Homesteader
$5 or more per month

You're a Lunar settler at heart. Now channel that passion into action.  Be a part of the LH Outreach team and help us get the word out!


Thank you!


Benefits:

  • Weekly Update Patreon post. What's going on at LH, links to relevant news articles, and links to anything else I've found over the week that might help with Lunar Homestead research.
  • Access to the LH Survival Guide Discord channel. Read early drafts and provide your input and insight. When the LHSG is polished and out the door we'll start working on our next book!
  • Access to the LH Outreach Discord channel. Help us let people know there is an alternate way to conduct space settlement research that involves everyone.
  • A copy of the LHSG e-book when it's finished (requires 4 consecutive months at this level).
  • And everything from the previous funding levels!
Includes Discord rewards
Lunar Researcher
$10 or more per month

There is a lot we need to figure out before humans can safely live on the Moon. At this level you can start your own research project and advance human knowledge. The universe doesn't care if you have a PhD or not. It only gives up it's secrets to the stubbornly curious.


Thank you!


Benefits:

  • Access to the Lunar Researcher channel on Discord. This is where those of us conducting research help each other out. Science is best when it's a team effort.
  • A unique Discord channel for your project. Let's get other people to help you with your research project!
  • A page for your project on the Lunar Homestead website.
  • Help with your research project. That's what LH is all about!
  • A copy of the LHSG e-book when it's finished (requires 2 consecutive months at this level).
  • And everything from the previous funding levels!
Includes Discord rewards
Lunar Pathfinder
$25 or more per month

As a Pathfinder you'll help guide us to our destination. At this level you'll be involved Lunar Homestead strategy creation and implementation. Help refine and grow the LH concept!


Thank you so much! 


Benefits:

  • Access to the LH Strategy Room Discord channel. Contribute your knowledge and enthusiasm to making permanent Lunar settlements possible.
  • Once a month one random Crew Member, at this level or higher, will get their name (or favorite quote) on a Stickman graphic used on the LH website. 
  • A copy of the LHSG e-book when it's finished.
  • And everything from the previous funding levels!
Includes Discord rewards
Lunar Pioneer
$50 or more per month

You're ready and willing to create civilization from the Lunar frontier. You're bold. You're brave. You're highly adaptable. You're a pioneer and we need you to help make the Lunar Homesteads a reality.


Thank you so much! 


Benefits:

  • I had some good benefit ideas for patrons at this level. But they would all require time to fulfill. Time that could be used to conduct research or help others conduct research. I'd rather focus on our mission.
  • I just want to say thank you for supporting independent space settlement research. 
  • A signed physical copy of the LHSG book when it's finished.
  • And everything from the previous funding levels!
Includes Discord rewards
Lunatic
$100 or more per month

You're not crazy, just passionate! Let's take back the word and make it refer to the inhabitants of Luna. We may not be there physically, but we're already settled on Luna in our hearts and minds. 


Thank you beyond words! 


Benefits:

  • I spent a lot of time trying to come up with appropriate benefits for patrons at this tier. Everything I came up with would leave me with less time to carry out Lunar Homestead's mission (my research, helping others with their research, and letting others know about LH).
  • So instead of piling on benefits at the expense of research, I've decided to just say thank you again. If you want to support LH at this level then you're not looking for freebies. You want to see Lunar (and space) settlement happen NOW.
  • And everything from the previous funding levels!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
0 of 25 patrons
When Lunar Homestead reaches 25 patrons, I'll start introducing regular podcasts (with appropriate rewards) to the mix. I'd like to know that there is enough of an interest in what I'm doing to warrant the extra time. effort, and expense.

Plus, this level of support will help cover some of the LH operating costs (web hosting, research expenses, etc)

(I didn't use a monetary goal because money is secondary to creating the community we're going to need to make space settlement actually happen. Money is still important though!)
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Lunar Homestead is researching the technology and techniques we'll need to create sustainable settlements on the Moon (and everywhere else). And you are invited to join the Crew and contribute!

"Lunar Settlement for Everyone" and "Join YOUR Space Program" are not just slogans. Space research and exploration have been the domain of governments and corporations for a very long time. All the rest of us could do is just watch. And maybe try to convince disinterested politicians to do more.

We (you and I) are going to change that. There are problems that need solutions and technology that needs to be "on-the-shelf" before the first settler leaves for Luna (or anywhere else). You don't have to be a scientist to conduct meaningful research. You don't even need a lab or a workshop. All you really need is curiosity. Access to the Internet helps also.

Together we can move our collective knowledge forward to the point where permanent off-Earth settlements are realistically possible.

Join the Lunar Homestead Crew and get personally involved in space settlement.

    *Conduct your own research into topics that interest you. Lunar Homestead will help!

    *Assist others in their research efforts (including LH's Principal Investigator's research).

    *Contribute to defining, refining, and spreading the Lunar Homestead concept.

Please check out the Lunar Homestead "About LH" page for more information.

Thanks for looking!

P.S. - Let me know if there is a particular reward you're interested in. I may agree with you and add it in the future. I'm currently considering adding podcasts to the mix, with rewards centered around them.

P.P.S. - The Intro video is in the works and should be available soon.

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Tiers
Lunar Homestead Patron
$2 or more per month

You've joined the Lunar Homestead Crew! Now you can help us research all the tech Homesteaders will need. Every dollar counts and helps LH continue to operate.


Thank you!


Benefits:

  • A copy of the LH Research Manual e-book. Now you can start researching Lunar settlement tech! (You'll receive updated versions as long as your membership is current.)(This book is currently being written and will be available soon.)
  • Access to the Crew chat, topic specific, and Crew-Led research channels in Discord. Start helping us research today!
  • Access to the general LH Patreon posts.
  • My gratitude and the gratitude of future Lunar Homesteaders.
  • A warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you helped make Lunar settlements a reality!
Includes Discord rewards
Lunar Homesteader
$5 or more per month

You're a Lunar settler at heart. Now channel that passion into action.  Be a part of the LH Outreach team and help us get the word out!


Thank you!


Benefits:

  • Weekly Update Patreon post. What's going on at LH, links to relevant news articles, and links to anything else I've found over the week that might help with Lunar Homestead research.
  • Access to the LH Survival Guide Discord channel. Read early drafts and provide your input and insight. When the LHSG is polished and out the door we'll start working on our next book!
  • Access to the LH Outreach Discord channel. Help us let people know there is an alternate way to conduct space settlement research that involves everyone.
  • A copy of the LHSG e-book when it's finished (requires 4 consecutive months at this level).
  • And everything from the previous funding levels!
Includes Discord rewards
Lunar Researcher
$10 or more per month

There is a lot we need to figure out before humans can safely live on the Moon. At this level you can start your own research project and advance human knowledge. The universe doesn't care if you have a PhD or not. It only gives up it's secrets to the stubbornly curious.


Thank you!


Benefits:

  • Access to the Lunar Researcher channel on Discord. This is where those of us conducting research help each other out. Science is best when it's a team effort.
  • A unique Discord channel for your project. Let's get other people to help you with your research project!
  • A page for your project on the Lunar Homestead website.
  • Help with your research project. That's what LH is all about!
  • A copy of the LHSG e-book when it's finished (requires 2 consecutive months at this level).
  • And everything from the previous funding levels!
Includes Discord rewards
Lunar Pathfinder
$25 or more per month

As a Pathfinder you'll help guide us to our destination. At this level you'll be involved Lunar Homestead strategy creation and implementation. Help refine and grow the LH concept!


Thank you so much! 


Benefits:

  • Access to the LH Strategy Room Discord channel. Contribute your knowledge and enthusiasm to making permanent Lunar settlements possible.
  • Once a month one random Crew Member, at this level or higher, will get their name (or favorite quote) on a Stickman graphic used on the LH website. 
  • A copy of the LHSG e-book when it's finished.
  • And everything from the previous funding levels!
Includes Discord rewards
Lunar Pioneer
$50 or more per month

You're ready and willing to create civilization from the Lunar frontier. You're bold. You're brave. You're highly adaptable. You're a pioneer and we need you to help make the Lunar Homesteads a reality.


Thank you so much! 


Benefits:

  • I had some good benefit ideas for patrons at this level. But they would all require time to fulfill. Time that could be used to conduct research or help others conduct research. I'd rather focus on our mission.
  • I just want to say thank you for supporting independent space settlement research. 
  • A signed physical copy of the LHSG book when it's finished.
  • And everything from the previous funding levels!
Includes Discord rewards
Lunatic
$100 or more per month

You're not crazy, just passionate! Let's take back the word and make it refer to the inhabitants of Luna. We may not be there physically, but we're already settled on Luna in our hearts and minds. 


Thank you beyond words! 


Benefits:

  • I spent a lot of time trying to come up with appropriate benefits for patrons at this tier. Everything I came up with would leave me with less time to carry out Lunar Homestead's mission (my research, helping others with their research, and letting others know about LH).
  • So instead of piling on benefits at the expense of research, I've decided to just say thank you again. If you want to support LH at this level then you're not looking for freebies. You want to see Lunar (and space) settlement happen NOW.
  • And everything from the previous funding levels!
Includes Discord rewards