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    Homestead Region overview

    Along with Full Regions and Openspace Regions, a Homestead Region is a type of Private Region. It is intended for lightweight use cases such as low-density rentals, light commercial ventures, or quiet residential areas. Unless you are a Premium Plus member, you must own at least full private region in order to own a Homestead. Premium Plus members may choose to own one (1) Homestead region without owning a full region if they wish.

    Specifications for Homesteads include:

    • Available to Premium Plus members and Full Region owners only
    • Lower price than a Full Region
    • Events and Classifieds are permitted
    • Comes with lower usage limits than Full Regions:

    Pricing for Homesteads is as follows:

    • Setup fee of $149
    • Monthly fee of $109

    You may convert two Homestead Regions into a standard Private Region, or you may convert a Private Region into two Homestead Regions, provided that you will have at least one remaining standard Private Region. For more information on converting between region types, see Converting Private Regions.

    For a general overview of the different types of Private Regions available, see Private Regions.

    Other rules relating to Homestead Regions

    Homesteads for educators and non-profits

    We do not offer discounts on any type of Private Regions, but qualified educators and non-profits are allowed to order a Homestead Region without owning a standard Private Region, unlike regular Residents. If you represent a qualified non-profit organization that wants to order a Homestead Region, submit a support case to do so.

    Land parcels on Homestead Regions

    Homesteads are approved for rental use within the Region limitations we have set.

    Converting Homestead Regions to another region type

    Homestead Regions may be converted to standard Private Regions or multiple Openspace Regions. For full details on converting between different Private Region types, see Converting Private Regions.

    Grandfathered pricing

    Some older regions have "grandfathered" or discounted pricing on their monthly maintenance fees. In February 2010, it was announced that these grandfathered maintenance fees would no longer be offered. Changing ownership or converting a grandfathered region now changes its maintenance fee to the current monthly rate for its region type.

    We are unable to swap the price of a current grandfathered region with a non-grandfathered region. Grandfathered pricing stays with the region for the life of the region, or until the region is transferred or converted.

    If a grandfathered region is abandoned and subsequently reactivated, its maintenance fee is updated to the current monthly rate for its region type.

    Premium Plus members and Homesteads

    As of November 1, 2022, Premium Plus members are eligible to purchase up to one Homestead on their account without the requirement of owning a full private region.  

    Premium Plus members who wish to take advantage of this new benefit will need to maintain their Premium Plus account status in good standing  for the duration of ownership of the Homestead region on their account. In the case of a downgrade to a lower subscription level, it will be necessary to cancel or transfer the Homestead to another Resident who is eligible to own a Homestead region.

    To place an order for your new Homestead, please go to support.secondlife.com and submit a Support Ticket under the following category:

    Land & Region > Order Private Region

    Fill out that form including the unique name you prefer and location on the grid for placement.  A support agent will be in contact with you soon to discuss your request.  Region names must adhere to our region naming guidelines.  For more information about Private Regions, please review the Private Regions knowledge base article and Private Region Pricing.

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