Lunar Homestead

Lunar Homestead

The Lunar (and Solar) frontier will be initially settled by Homesteaders (individuals, family units, and small groups) using low-tech locally manufactured equipment. These Homesteads will form the nucleus for larger towns and cities. Lunar Homestead is researching the technology and techniques necessary for the permanent settlement of Luna and beyond. And you can be a part!

Lunar Homestead website – (


Lunar Homestead has a FREE weekly podcast. Settle the Solar System covers the technology, techniques, science we’ll need to develop in order to make a Solar civilization.

You can listen to Settle the Solar System on:

Settle the Solar System is also on other platforms as well. Search your favorite podcast platform to find it!


The core activity of Lunar Homestead is researching the tech. The ultimate goal is to have all the tech necessary for a Homestead “on the shelf” and packaged into working Kits. You can help achieve this goal by:


The primary benefit of joining Lunar Homestead is that you can get personally involved in making space settlement happen. Most of the technology needed for Lunar, and space, settlement just doesn’t exist. Even simple Internet and literature research so we can consolidate data in one place is helpful. We need your help in making this happen.

  • FREE weekly email newsletter – Updates on new and upcoming content, how the research is going, and more.
  • Weekly LH Supporter-only posts containing links to news, events, websites, papers, and more.
  • Help with your own research – Got a idea you think is worthy of exploring but don’t know how? No worries. Become a LH Research Partner and we’ll all work on it together.
  • Help others with their research – Don’t want to lead a project? No problem. How about helping LH or it’s Research Partners with their projects? Science is best when it’s a team effort.
  • Access to our Discord server. Talk with other space enthusiasts!
  • And more!

For full disclosure: The owner of Lunar Homestead, Ben Smith, is also the Treasurer of The Moon Society.