Credit: Kurt Hughes Sailing Designs.


Naval architect Kurt Hughes runs the Seattle-based company, Kurt Hughes Sailing Designs.

A recent mission Hughes has launched is to build a line of habitable, Apollo-era lunar landers providing creature comforts with low impact on the land and high amazement factor.


External modules

An inside visitor will find an open space, with external modules for bath, galley, breakfast nook and storage.

Credit: Steve Ringman/Seattle Times staff photographer.

On top is a clear geodesic dome with queen size berth under it. It is suspended by carbon fiber tensors so the light can stream in down all around the berth.

A foam/glass cover can be used to keep extreme heat or cold out of the dome.

Down inside is a soft lounging pit. On one side is an outside deck.

The systems are placed in the hexagon ring that the living space rests on.

Off-the-grid outposts

The Lunar Lander can rest comfortably on drastic, uneven terrain.

Credit: Kurt Hughes Sailing Designs



These off-the-grid outposts will use the latest marine technology to afford a strong, light, and easily maintained structure.




For more information, go to this article written by Sandy Deneau Dunham.

Also, check out this Business Insider story on this spacial housing project at:

Lastly, go to the section of the designer’s website at:

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