Free land for newbies

Free residential mini-islands on Island Oasis. (Image courtesy Island Oasis.)

Free residential mini-islands on Island Oasis. (Image courtesy Island Oasis.)

The results of our free land for hypergrid newbies survey are in, with over 60 responses.

Here are the top seven grids mentioned by our readers.

DigiWorldz

This grid was mentioned by 17 different readers, even though it has one of the most restrictive offers — only 30 days, only for new residents.

This is really designed to help people get to know DigiWorldz, not as a semi-permanent place for people to live.

Hypergrid teleport to login.digiworldz.com:8002:DigiHomes or login.digiworldz.com:8002:Chalcedony or login.digiworldz.com:8002:First Homes. Or contact Noxluna Nightfire or TR Lifter or any other DigiWorldz staffers in-world.

Great Canadian Grid

This grid was mentioned by ten different people.

“Too many regions to list,” one reader wrote. “Most are free and include 300 to 1,000 prims.”

One specific destination mentioned was login.greatcanadiangrid.ca:8002:Great Slave Lake. Other readers suggested joining the grid or teleporting in to login.greatcanadiangrid.ca:8002 and asking the volunteers in the welcome center.

OSgrid

OSgrid is the oldest grid and largest grid by land area, and has several grid-owned plazas. Newcomers were recommended to check in with grid administrators and with Travis Longhorn.

Readers suggested getting free land plots on hg.osgrid.org:80:zaius plaza, hg.osgrid.org:80:seaprior plaza, hg.osgrid.org:80:teravus plaza, and also on hg.osgrid.org:80:TexLand, hg.osgrid.org:80:Bolivar 1, and hg.osgrid.org:80:Bolivar 2.

ZanGrid

ZanGrid was mentioned five times, with newcomers recommended to contact Suz Blessed or Rique Giano in-world. The free land comes as 4,096-meter-square parcels that can hold up to 1,000 prims, both with and without houses, surrounded by water for privacy.

Destinations mentioned include hg.zangrid.ch:8002:Zandamars, hg.zangrid.ch:8002:Zandamore, and hg.zangrid.ch:8002:Zandavida.

TangleGrid

TangleGrid was also mentioned by five people. The plots are free to all users, including hypergrid visitors, and are renewable. Simply click on a sign to claim a free plot, then click on the sign again at least once every 30 days to keep the land.

Hypergrid teleport to tanglegrid.net:8002:Shores Haven or tanglegrid.net:8002:Shores Oasis.

WestWorld

WestWorld is TangleGrid’s open sister grid, which allows anyone to connect a home-based region for free. But if you don’t want the hassles of running OpenSim on a home computer, you can also claim a free plot by clicking on a sign and renewing once a month.

Hypergrid teleport to westworldgrid.com:8100:WestWorld Estates.

Genesis Project

Genesis Project is the newest grid in OpenSim, currently doing a “soft open,” but already offering free plots with 937 prims. See this page for more information or contact Gregg Genesis or any admin in-world.

The land is available to all, including hypergrid visitors, and is renewed by simply visiting the grid at least once every two weeks. The plots can even be used for commercial activity.

Hypergrid teleport to login.stargazer-genesis.com:8002.

Honorable mentions

Lots of other destinations were mentioned at least once, including A Life VirtualAvaconCraftIsland Oasis by teleporting to islandoasisgrid.biz:8002:Islands HomejOpenSim at grid.jopensim.com:8002:Canary IslandsLogicamp at logicamp.org:8002:user2Lost ParadiseSimValleyTwilight GridVirtual Brazil 3D by contacting Rone BV in-world and visiting at least once every five days, and Virtual Life Brasil.

Do you have other places to suggest? Please let us know in the comments!

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  • Da Hayward

    Woops we missed this! Sorry Maria.
    In AviWorlds there are also some free parcels available to creators through the DOR regions, we also offer a free store to merchants wishing to sell there. My apologies for not responding to survey.

    • What’s the hypergrid address of the regions, and what are the terms? Is it just for local residents, or HG visitors, too? And how long is the land for — is there a time limit, or can you keep it longer?

      • Alex Ferraris

        Maria , I have created a situation which empowers our land owners to create their own FREE land areas which make the grid no longer responsible for offering it. The land lords in AviWorlds offer the free lands now. Maybe that is a new way or a better way of offering free land. I am empowering our land owners. Creating a good enough market that they now compete amongs themselves for residents.

      • Cinder Biscuits

        I don’t think Aviworlds is hypergrid accessible anymore. Doesn’t work from anywhere I’ve tried lately. 🙁

        • Da Hayward

          ill check with alex cinder

        • Alex Ferraris

          It is.

          • Cinder Biscuits

            Oh great. I had reports that it wasn’t working, but I just tried again too. Very popular grid even for users of different grids. 🙂

  • Carlos Loff

    Virtual Lisbon will soon open the Free Hypergrid Hotel with free montly renewable luxury furnished suites and in a few months there will also be free home, club and store plots – No economy, all free and with no need to register – Just visit, take, develop and enjoy – MAP PASTE >>> login.loffvirtualworlds.com:8002:Lisbon Utopia

  • Travis Longhorn

    TexLand is an adult clothing optional community that does offer free homesteads. Most are at least 4096 sq. meters in size and come with 1500 prims. Also offer apartments with same number of prims – 1500.

    Due to recent developments in Osgrid, TexLand will no longer be a part of that grid after 7 years of running regions there. Recent Board member changes and other differences of opinion on OSgrid policy have left me with no choice other than to leave. I have been up on Metropolis grid for approximately a year now, had nothing but positive experiences there, and feel that they are a better fit for TexLand.

    I want to thank all the nice folks who visited TexLand on OSgrid and enjoyed all the great freebies and homesteads, to come over and visit us on Metropolis grid. hypergrid.org:8002:TexLand – Metropolis ; )

  • Zinnia Frenzy

    3Rd Rock Grid and Foundation have 2 free land area’s that are sponsored by citizens. These are for people who are unable to get paypal or credit from certain countries . They are not 3RG Plots but donated by kind sponsors. There is enough room to get started. If you look in the information pack in Welcome you will find the landmarks. Terms and conditions apply- as this is the owners land , not the Foundations.We thank them for their generosity in providing this land .

  • Virtual Lisbon is also offering free bungalow rentals: https://plus.google.com/u/1/116211606380020417529/posts/5RqxcDjtQpH?cfem=1

    • Da Hayward

      DOR which is based in AviWorlds also offers free Hangars to those interested in flying on this grid.These are on our VAR region which next month will expand in size with 3 more linked to it. What do we ask in return? only that people use them…to often we have seen people get a free hangar or parcel then not log in for 6 months, they are provided free for people who actually use our regions.