A Place To Call Your Own
Personalize your home and really make it your own. Buy the palace you've always wanted, or build the abode of the future. Or think bigger — change the shape of the virtual world with your public attraction, virtual kingdom or megastore. Build the Eighth Wonder of the Virtual World.
Buying virtual land opens up a universe of possibilities. Once you have land, you can build or purchase objects to customize it and make it a part of your Second Life home. Whether you buy a hut or create a skyscraper, your land is your own creative canvas. And it's a lot less expensive than buying a house in the real world — so you can finally have that hot tub or ocean front view you've always craved.
A Place To Build and Customize
Think of your land as your home away from home — make it look and feel just like you want it to. In Second Life, you can design and arrange every inch of your living space, and even control things like the weather and time of day.
Create alone or construct together. Building in Second Life can be collaborative — invite your friends over to help design your new place, and make it a group effort. Then make furniture, art or a Ferris wheel in your backyard.
There are millions of items you can buy to spruce up your home. Vendors sell everything from prefab houses to space age kitchens to Olympic-sized swimming pools. Build and buy, mix and match. There are endless possibilities.
A Place That's Public... or Private
Buy a plot on the Mainland of Second Life, and you'll become a part of its vibrant community. Build an amusement park and invite the neighborhood, or hold a charity event and invite your friends. There are always plenty of people to meet and hang out with.
If you'd prefer a more personal experience, you can buy a Private Region, which allows you to hang out far away from the hustle and bustle. Establish your own private space to change your look before venturing out into the virtual world. With a Private Region, you can control who comes onto your land, the terrain — even the weather and time of day.
Another option is buying land as a group, and sharing it amongst all members. Create your own neighborhood with your friends, set up a movie theater with personalized screening rooms, or build a business, community center or library.
A Place to Do Business
Having land also means that you can start a business. Build a store selling whatever virtual creation or service you wish — millions of Second Life residents sell virtual products ranging from pets and houses to shoes and hang-gliders. Others use land to offer services like financial counseling or foreign language lessons. Advertise your business with Second Life Classifieds. With a bit of ingenuity and some luck, you might launch the next hit shop or boutique in Second Life!
Ever dream of becoming a land baron? Second Life has many successful virtual land entrepreneurs. Buy land, build a vacation resort or a high-rise condominium, and sell it for a profit. Add value to your land, or help build a popular new area, then sell it to the highest bidders in public auctions. Or just play landlord, and rent it out.