Sweden makes plans to build a little red cottage...on the moon

About seven years ago, a Swedish artist proposed a plan to build one of the country's iconic red cottages on the moon. Now, believe it or not, the Swedish Space Corporation is interested. A study has revealed that, yes, it's possible to put a little red cottage on the moon, and it will apparently cost about 500 million Swedish krona. If the project goes as planned, the cottage could be up some time in 2011.

Google's trusty currency converter tells me that 500 million krona equals about $68 million, which puts the lunar cottage in approximately the same real estate category as a two-bedroom apartment on Central Park West in Manhattan.

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