Join the Crew

 

Join the LH Crew!

There are many ways you can help Lunar Homestead make permanent Lunar (and Martian, asteroid, etc.) settlements a reality.

Hi there!

Thank you for your interest in helping Lunar Homestead continue researching the technology and techniques we’ll need to permanently settle Luna (the Moon) and the rest of the solar system. I really appreciate it. As an Independent Scientist, I rely on your support to keep me fed and working.

I need your help for several reasons:

  • Lunar Homestead doesn’t receive research grants or funding from government and corporate sources. I’m not opposed to them, I just don’t want to spend the time chasing down these limited resources. I’d rather spend my time conducting research, trying to get the public more excited about the future, and working with other space enthusiasts (that’s you!). Progress would be glacial if I tried to do Lunar Homestead on the side while working a full-time job. I don’t know about you but I’m sick of waiting for Lunar settlement to happen.
  • Lunar Homestead is currently a one-man operation. While I enjoy working alone, collaboration is good also. Science can be hard and I absolutely don’t know everything. I’m relying on you to help me figure this stuff out. I’ll need your insights and ideas. I’ll need you to tell me when I’m wrong. And sometimes doing science can get a little lonely so the occasional emotional support would be most welcome.
  • The only way something like permanent Lunar settlement will happen is if enough people come together to make it happen. And not just here at Lunar Homestead. We need to network with other organizations. Maybe even create an umbrella organization (I like the name Lunar Settlement Alliance but I’m open to suggestions). We need to harness our numbers (there are a lot of us!) and power to make this happen.
  • I’m not a master of social media and have no intention of becoming one. If you are (or even if you’re not) I could use your help getting the word out.

 

PayPal is my primary choice for payment processors.

  • It’s free to send money. You don’t have to pay any fees on your monthly financial support of Lunar Homestead.
  • You can pay from your PayPal account or directly with any credit card.
    • You can link a credit card or a bank account to your existing PayPal account. The monthly payment will be pulled automatically from whatever source you choose (PayPal balance, credit card, or checking account).
    • You’ll be asked to create an account if you’re paying by credit card. It’s a pain, I know. But PayPal requires it because you’ll be making a recurring payment. All you have to do is fill out the field for an email and create a password. They’ll create the account, link it to the credit card, and you’re on your way. It’s rather painless.
  • PayPal is as safe and secure as online transactions get.
  • You can Unsubscribe from monthly donations here if you really want to. You’re going to make a Lunar Homestead Scientist cry though.
  • It’s only costs me 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction. That seems reasonable to me.

I’ve tried very hard to get the PayPal buttons to work properly. They have resisted my best HTML-fu. Therefore, I have been reduced to using text links instead of buttons. Maybe someone with more skills could help me out!

P.S. – Lunar Homestead not a 501(c)3 organization so no tax deduction is possible. But who deducts small donations anyway?

 

Join the Lunar Homestead Crew

Excited about permanent Lunar settlement? Want to get actively involved? You’re in the right place!

YOU have skills and talents that we need.

  • Lunar Homestead needs more brainpower. I have not, and cannot, think of everything.
  • We need lots of people conducting research into many, many areas. Not only is there much we don’t know, we also need multiple solutions for every problem because we just won’t know what works until we have people living on Luna.
  • I obviously have minimal artistic talent. Artists are going to be as crucial as engineers and scientists if we’re going to succeed.
  • I also have very basic programming skills.
  • I am an absolute novice at using social media. Enjoy using social media? Join the LH crew and put your skills to use!
  • I have just enough engineering and math skills to be dangerous.

The first step is to join the Lunar Homestead Crew. Then I’ll contact you and we can figure out how you want to get involved. Don’t worry, involvement isn’t mandatory. Join me on this adventure!

  • $6.00 per month – Tier 4 – Lunar Pathfinder
    • [$5.52 after fees](About the cost of a fast food meal!)
    • Rewards
      • Listed on the Thank You! Page (let me know if you would like to remain anonymous).
      • Get involved – LH Crew Members can join teams working on specific problems, volunteer their time, and be a part of our community.
  • $10.00 per month – Tier 5 – Lunar Pioneer
    • [$9.41 after fees](About the cost of a month of online movies or TV)
    • Rewards
      • Listed on the Thank You! Page (let me know if you would like to remain anonymous).
      • Get involved – LH Crew Members can join teams working on specific problems, volunteer their time, and be a part of our community.
      • Still working on the additional rewards for this tier. Stay tuned!
  • $14.00 per month – Tier 6 – Lunar Settler
    • [$15.23 after fees](About the cost of a month of online gaming.)
    • Rewards
      • Listed on the Thank You! Page (let me know if you would like to remain anonymous).
      • Get involved – LH Crew Members can join teams working on specific problems, volunteer their time, and be a part of our community.
      • Still working on the additional rewards for this tier. Stay tuned!
  • $20.00 per month – Tier 7 – Lunatic (as in a native to Luna)
    • [$19.12 after fees](Less than the price of two movie tickets. Well, for 3D movies as least.)
    • Rewards
      • Listed on the Thank You! Page (let me know if you would like to remain anonymous).
      • Get involved – LH Crew Members can join teams working on specific problems, volunteer their time, and be a part of our community.
      • Still working on the additional rewards for this tier. Stay tuned!

Please email me if you would like to support Lunar Homestead with a different monthly donation. I’ll send you an email with a link. The Single Donation link also has a provision for making it a monthly payment (I can’t seem to remove that). However, if you’ve got more than $20 a month burning a hole in your pockets I humbly suggest spreading the love around a little. I’m not greedy and there are other places the rest of your money could do some good (check out the Lunar and Space Organizations). I’m a member of the Moon Society and invite you to consider joining also. Together we can turn it into a powerhouse organization.

PayPay isn’t the only game in town. I’m currently looking into also using the following companies:

I’d love to hear from you if you have had any experience with these companies. Or if you have any ideas or suggestions.

 

Donate money

Don’t want to join the Crew but still want to help out? How about a monetary donation? You can financially support our work and make a big difference.

[PAYPAL] Monthly donation – This is the gold standard. Reliable monthly income will allow me to focus my attention directly on Lunar Homestead research and outreach.

  • $1.00 per month – Tier 1 – Lunar Homesteading Enthusiast
    • [$0.67 after fees](What costs a dollar these days?)
    • Reward = Thanks! Even $0.67 every month helps. It all adds up!
  • $2.00 per month – Tier 2 – Lunar Homesteading Supporter
    • [$1.64 after fees](Something off a value meal maybe?)
    • Reward = Listed on the Thank You! page (let me know if you would like to remain anonymous). It’s a small way for me to say how much I appreciate your support.

[PAYPAL] Make a one-time donation – Clicking the link will take you to a PayPal page where you can select how much you would like to donate. You also have the option to make it a monthly donation (I can’t remove that feature). That would be great but why not become a LH Crew Member instead? You can also add a message or any special instructions for me. Once again, my HTML skills are lacking as I can’t seem to make PayPal buttons play nice with WordPress. Maybe you know how to solve this issue?

 

Shop for Lunar Homestead

The Lunar Homestead Gear Shop at CafePress – Need a Lunar Homestead t-shirt or ball cap? Look no further!

LH affiliate links – In the works. Check back soon!

Eventually LH will produce it’s own products for sale (at least a book or two).

I would like to create a section where LH Crew Members can buy stuff from each other (like a marketplace). We’re all in this together and we need to support each other.

 

Tell your friends

I am an absolute noob at social media. I’m just not excited about it. If YOU are then you can help Lunar Homestead a lot by just telling the people in your network about us. It doesn’t cost you anything and some of your friends will probably thank you.

 

Email me

Email me with ideas, suggestions, comments, etc.  Join me in making it possible for humans to settle the solar system and beyond. It all starts with Luna.

 

Join the Moon Society

Lunar Homestead not for you? Maybe the Moon Society would be a better fit. The Moon Society is where I volunteer my free time. Maybe I’ll see you there.

 

This list is far from exhaustive. Please let me know if you have any ideas on how we can expand it. Also, you don’t have to do only one thing from the list. Be a Lunar hero and do them all!

Check out the Lunar Homestead Projects page for information on why your support is so important.

 

Thanks so much for your support!

YOU are making permanent Lunar settlements possible.

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