Here’s what your house on Mars may look like (spoiler alert: no walk-in closets)

City life got you down? If you’re looking to relocate somewhere quiet, with plenty of open space and a sprinkle of cosmic radiation, Mars may be the place for you.

On November 10th, an exhibition of the first ever Mars “show home will open at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, in London. Designed by astronomers at the Royal Observatory, the mars house looks like a mud igloo with wings.

It includes a double air-locked entrance, and ten-feet-thick walls to protect settlers from -100 degree temperatures, cosmic radiation, and micrometeorite impacts (please sign me up!). On Mars, the dome would be built using microwaved blocks of Martian soil, known as regolith, and recycled spacecraft parts.


No word yet on whether there’s room for tiny succulents, or decorative Christmas lights.

The exhibit was designed to coincide with National Geographic’s upcoming series, MARS, a six-part miniseries produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.

The docu-drama set in 2033 is about a fictional astronaut crew on the first manned mission to the red planet. It also features interviews with some of the foremost thinkers on space exploration, including Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Elon Musk.

Musk, the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, has stated before that he hopes to establish a human colony on Mars in the near future:

“I think Earth will be a good place for a long time, but the probable lifespan of human civilization will be much greater if we’re a multiplanetary species, he said recently at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico.

I’m more of a uniplanetary gal myself, Elon, but I definitely support you in your astronautical endeavors.

MARS premieres Monday, November 14th, on National Geographic.