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The First Art Project on The Moon!

Everything started 15 years ago, when artist Mikael Genberg first heard that the Swedish Space Corporation was planning to construct a satellite to be launched into orbit around the Moon. Four years and a phone call later the seemingly impossible idea became reality. The first art project on The Moon – a red house with white corners that would bring the barren, dead moonscape to life - had started its journey.

Together we can change the game in space

The financial crisis had its affect on many. An art project on the Moon stood as no exception. But there is a new dawn rising. The digital and social media revolution of the past few years has acted as a game changer, creating new opportunities for The Moonhouse to reach and engage people all over the world. The original supplier of the red paint that colors the typical Swedish house, Falu Rödfärg this year celebrates 250 years by supporting The Moonhouse with a global crowdfunding. For the first time in history, people and not states will fund a mission to the Moon. Thanks to the ambitious crowdfunding initiative The Moonhouse can be realized  – a red house with white corners on the Moon.

Much more than just an art project

The Moonhouse is more than just an art project. The aim is to inspire people to push through mental barriers and broaden their perception of what we can make possible. The Moonhouse is a democratic art project, where everyone is welcome to participate and create a unique symbol for what people can achieve, together. The Moonhouse makes space available to each and everyone of us. Together we can make it happen.

Take a photo of a Moonhouse and win a unique trip to Chile

The Moonhouse Expedition is about placing a house on the Moon by way of many other places. You can help widen the perception of where life and art is possible. Taking part in this work of art will create momentum for the ultimate goal - to put a house on the Moon. Place your own Moonhouse, a red paper house with white corners, in unique places and share this special event with the world on Instagram, using #themoonhouse. At the same time you will have the opportunity to win a trip to Chile.

To celebrate those who share images of their version of The Moonhouse Expedition by using #themoonhouse, world famous photographer Christoffer Collin also known as @Wisslaren on Instagram, will pick a favourite picture each month until November 17. The five favourites will not only be honoured with their names on the inside of The Moonhouse, they will also participate in a vote where the one with most likes win a trip to Chile for 10 days in February 2015. The adventure will depart together with Christoffer Collin and Johan Molin, Managing Director of Falu Rödfärg, and amongst other destinations is the world unique village, Frutillar in Chile.

Read more about the competition here.
To make your own Moonhouse, follow the simple instructions here.

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  • Congratulations to @mindsqueeze !!! Your shot was @wisslaren's favorite in the competition #TheMoonhouse Expedition on Instagram this month. You will get your name on The Moonhouse and a spot in the final competition, with the chance to win a trip to Chile.

  • The Moonhouse have been honored to create our own Spotify page in a partnership with Spotify.

    Do you, like us, absolutely love moon and space inspired music? Now you can listen to The Moonhouse playlists at Spotify! 

    The playlists is full of classic space and moon tunes such as Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader, Moondance by Van Morrison and Fly me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra to mention a few. 

  • Fuel your imagination and join in the Moonhouse Expedition! Put a red paper house in an inspiring and unique environment to compete and get your name on the Moonhouse. The winner gets a trip to Chile with nature photographer Christoffer Collin, creator of the account @Wisslaren on Instagram.

    The Moon House Expedition is part of Månhuset and serves the same purpose - to inspire people to break their mental barriers and thereby changing the perception of what is possible.

    Look around, where are you? Where would you place your moonhouse? 

External news

Goal $15,000,000.00
Funded $6,521.00
Friends 130
Days left 89

Pledge 1 USD (25 moon meters)

Thank you! Every dollar counts. And welcome! You are now part of the first art project on the Moon and will instantly receive a personal printable digital certificate of your membership in Friends of The Moonhouse.

Pledge 15 USD (375 moon meters)

Thank you! And welcome! You are now part of the first art project on the Moon and will receive a digital download of a printable Moonhouse poster designed by the artist Mikael Genberg. You will also instantly get your hands on a personal printable digital certificate of your membership in Friends of The Moonhouse.

Estimated delivery for the poster is December 2014.

Pledge 30 USD (750 moon meters)

Thank you! And welcome! You are now part of the first art project on the Moon and will receive a digital download of a 3D drawing of the house that you can print with a 3D printer to get your own Moonhouse. You will also instantly get your hands on a personal printable digital certificate of your membership in Friends of The Moonhouse.

Estimated delivery for the 3D drawing is December 2014.

Pledge 50 USD (1 250 moon meters)

This is so exciting! You will have your name on the Moon, engraved on the inside of the actual Moonhouse.  Also, your name will immediately show on the digital wall. You will also instantly get your hands on a personal printable digital certificate of your membership in Friends of The Moonhouse.

Estimated Delivery of your name on the actual Moonhouse October 2015.

Pledge 100 USD (2 500 moon meters)

Want to leave a message that will last forever – a moon message. Write a short text to someone you love, yourself or anyone. Besides being brought to the moon on an USB-stick, the moon message will instantly show on the digital wall. You will also instantly get your hands on a personal printable digital certificate of your membership in Friends of The Moonhouse.

Estimated Delivery of the moon message on the actual Moonhouse October 2015.

Pledge 200 USD (5 000 moon meters)

Moon AND Earth message - Besides being brought to the moon on a digital format and instantly shown on the digital wall. At this level, your moon message will also be engraved on a piece of art, designed by the artist Mikael Genberg, in Falun (the hometown of the original Swedish red paint Falu Rödfärg). You will also recieve ALL the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated Delivery during 2015.

Pledge 250 USD (6 250 moon meters)

Get your hands on The Moonhouse Expedition, the book written by Emil Vinterhav, head of the technical team, and find out everything about the small red paper house first expedition around the world. You will also recieve ALL the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated delivery February 2015.

Pledge 350 USD (8 750 moon meters)

Wondering what’s missing in your life? A printed unique futuristic Moonhouse poster designed and signed by the artist Mikael Genberg. You will also receive ALL the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated delivery February 2015.

Pledge 500 USD (12 500 moon meters) Limited 2000

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. At this level you will receive ALL the rewards for the 250 USD pledge but this time the printed uniquely designed futuristic Moonhouse poster will be signed with a personal message of your choice by the artist Mikael Genberg. You will also recieve ALL the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated poster delivery February 2015.

Pledge 1 000 USD (25 000 moon meters) Limited 2000

How awesome is this? The Moonhouse limited edition of glass bottle designed by the artist Mikael Genberg filled with the red pigment from the mineralization of the Falun Mine. You will also receive ALL the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated poster delivery February 2015.

Pledge 1 000 USD (25 000 moon meters) Limited 40

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! A guided tour and a Swedish “fika” for you and a friend in the World Heritage Site Falun mine together with the Managing Director of Falu Rödfärg. You will also recieve ALL the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated delivery is sometime during 2015.

Other expenses as the trip to and from Falun, Sweden is not included.

Pledge 1 500 USD (37 500 moon meters) Limited 150

The party is on! Here’s a ticket for you and a friend to The Moonhouse launch cocktail party. You will also recieve ALL the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated Delivery depending on the date for the launch.

Other expenses as the trip is not included.

Pledge 2 500 (62 500 moon meters) Limited 200

Sail away with us! A guided day tour in Stockholm Archipelago to experience how the red house characterizes the swedish landscape. A typically swedish meal is included. You will also recieve ALL the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated delivery is sometime during 2015.

Other expenses as the trip to and from Stockholm, Sweden is not included.

Pledge 5 000 USD (125 000 moon meters) Limited 10

Or would you rather bring that favorite friend to dinner with the artist Mikael Genberg and spend the night at one of his hotels Woodpecker or Otter Inn. Of course, you will also receive all the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated delivery is sometime during 2015.

Other expenses as the trip to and from Västerås, Sweden is not included.

Pledge 5 000 USD (125 000 moon meters) Limited 20

Invite your favorite friend to the World Heritage Site Falun mine for a select diner that begins with a string quartet. And guess what? You will also receive all the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated delivery is sometime during 2015.

Other expenses as the trip to and from Falun, Sweden is not included.

Pledge 7 500 USD (187 500 moon meters) Limited 20

We just know that you want to get your hands on one of these unique Moonhouse oil-paintings made by Mikael Genberg - the artist behind the first art project on the Moon. The rewards for the 100 USD pledge is included.

Estimated delivery is sometime during 2015.

Pledge 10 000 USD (250 000 moon meters) Limited 4

”Sleep with the artist” One night at the artist Mikael Genbergs’ home – a red house in Västerås, Sweden. Moontalk, Swedish “fika” and creativity is promised for you and a friend. You will also receive all the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated delivery is sometime during 2015.

Other expenses as the trip to and from Västerås, Sweden is not included.

Pledge 60 000 (1 500 000) Limited 4

Welcome to a truly unique experience in The Moonhouse Mission Control Center (MMCC) together with the engineers during the launch of The Moonhouse. This is where the mission is observed, analyzed and controlled. You will also receive all the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated Delivery depending on the date for the launch.

Other expenses, as the trip is not included.

Pledge 100 000 USD (2 500 000 moon meters) Limited 4

Do you want to float like an Astronaut and fly like a superhero in weightlessness together with the artist Mikael Genberg? This is as close to space travel one will get, with a weightless zero gravity flight. You will also receive all the rewards for the 100 USD pledge.

Estimated delivery is sometime during 2015.

Other expenses, as the trip is not included.