Would you buy a hectare of moon for a single credit?
How about a million hectares for the same price?
There’s a LOT of moon, and that means there could be a lot of moon to sell.
More importantly for our first colonists, however, is the cost of LIVABLE real estate.
You could own the whole moon, but you’re only going to live on a little bit of it.
And since you can’t sleep outside very long, you’re going to need a roof,
carbon dioxide scrubbers,
and, well, you get the picture. Living on the moon is going to be very expensive. It’s going to be way more expensive than living in downtown Tokyo, Manhattan, and London combined.
Do you know anyone who lives in those places? If so, then you know that they also live under the following conditions:
Small rooms, thin walls, annoying neighbors, and lots of rules of things that they can’t do.
So, imagine what we’ve figured out. The moon, cheapest real estate in the universe, yet has the most expensive livable real estate in the universe. You’ll live in space, where there is no horizon, yet you’ll be able to reach out and touch both of your walls.
Infinite space, yet no place for claustrophobia.