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Swondo has several servers running for the OSgrid world. Some host public regions or special project regions and some are to show chosable Swondo landscapes. Most servers however are dedicated to leasing out high quality regions(Sims) for people who want an Estate or region to create, build or live on.





Swondo is meant for growing numbers of people who like to live and create without the technical challenges of setting up and maintaining a simulator. In addition running a sim from home 24/7 on a PC is usually more expensive pure based on electricity costs.

With high quality land, great estate services and low costs, Swondo strives to be the best choice at any budget.

Swondo offers standard 256x256m sized, 512x512m and 768x768m regions. Larger is possible but we do not recommend it. For people with a tiny budget there are regions with restrictions available. In this way we hope to offer the best at any budget. Regions come with high quality nature landscape and vegetation or without any initial landscape. Landscapes can be changed without limits. Your Estate, Sim or region can be located close to populated areas or hidden away in the almost endless large oceans of OSgrid.

5 lease catagories:
Heavy Lease - High capacity. Any region size. For groups, (freebie)shops, physical game environments etc.
Standard Lease - Standard Capacity. Any region size. For creating a home and hobbies, living, social gathering activities like clubs or theme-regions. This 15US$ lease is the recommended choice to 90% of the inhabitants and their wishes.
Budget Lease - Low capacity. Part of a region. For creating and living without much mesh objects and limited scripts etc.
Budget Lease Special - Low capacity. Part of a region. Like above but with extra restrictions like no banlines, theme environment restrictions etc.
Sponsored Land - Region or part of a region for community ideas & projects that help OSgrid as a world. No costs.

Go here to setup your land in OSgrid.



Visit the newest Tropical Mountain XL & XXL page


or visit the Paradise Islands page (another tropical 768x768m design).


or see more about the latest 768x768m Mediterranean design: 'Swondo Island'

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 Standard 256x256 regions, 512x512 or 768x768 VAR-regions are offered at the same price and prims are no longer limited.
 Regions come with initial (fully changable) landscape and a name of choice
 A bonus system lowers your lease when you tell others about Swondo
 It is possible to ask for OAR files during and/or at the end of your lease.
 IAR files can be made on request and sent to you.
 Swondo management has over 16 years experience with servicing and managing large high quality estates in Second Life and openSim.
 Happy customers are the best advertisement. Swondo always tries to offer more than expected customer service.
 Every 24 hours a 'return point' is created to enable Rollback possibilities and to prevent major losses on Hardware failure. These OAR files are stored on two separate harddiscs on two physically different locations.
 ViVox voice is standard available on all Sims at no additional charge. Region-owners can regulate voice per region or parcel at wish.

 

VAR-regions are large regions which look like a combination of multiple standard regions. They really are one and you won't feel any bordercrossing within. Your X,Y coordinates-meter will go up to 768 meter. A VAR-region has the same server-burden as a standard region and that is why the price is the same.

Much more land for the same price but please keep in mind:

 Not every viewer can handle(visit) VAR-Regions.
 VAR-Regions demand a little more power from the viewer its computer.

Go here to order your land and choose your initial landscape

In theory VAR-regions can even be bigger. Swondo has tested the next possible size 1024x1024 and 1280x1280 but noticed that viewers began to hiccup and slow-down. This is most likely due to larger numbers the visitors computer (viewer) has to calculate. Because not everyone has a power-computer and Swondo wants to avoid being blamed for causing lag, Swondo will offer size 1024 and beyond only at special request.





Swondo Village is located at the OSgrid LBSA-Boardwalk. It is still under construction. A cinema, restaurant, harbour, about 40 apartments and 30 shops are being build. The apartments are meant for people who like to live in the village. The goal is to become a good freebie shopping center and gathering place for the grid its population. Shops and apartments will be offered for free. Participation like helping to create and build or run social activities like a bar or other hangout is very welcome. More special projects at the Projects page.



Dan Banner
We find it important to mention that we think Dan Banner is the reason that OSgrid still is around today as the most active OpenSim world. He is and always has been around to help anybody who asked and he was the stable factor during the hard times years back. A very social and accessible person. We are sure the existance of OSgrid today is mainly because of his endless efforts. We could not wish for a better president for OSgrid. Thank you Dan.
Sylvia Sonoda (CCO) & Yoda Sonoda (CEO)




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Jan.10,2023 - OSgrid grid services were off-line for a day and a half due to infrastructure maintenance which took longer then expected. Swondo always compensates lost time caused by Swondo or OSgrid and all leases got extended with 2 days extra.

Dec.8,2022 - North side of the LBSA-Boardwalk has opened the frozen lake region: 'Winter Fun'. It has ice-skates, ice, snow and jumps. Because of the frozen waters, it is impossible to sail through these regions. Winter is expected to last until March 2023


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At the Order your Land page there is a list of initial landscapes and climates. Simply chose the landscape and climate your like best and fill in a name for your region. The region will be setup and handed over within 10 hours.

If you have special wishes, requests or plans, let us know. We like to offer what you look for.



Do realize that it is cheaper to lease with Swondo then to host a region 24/7 from home pure based on electricity costs?




15 US$ or 15 Euro per month
No prim limit
No size limit


Standard region 256 x 256 meters
VAR region 512 x 512 meters
VAR region 768 x 768 meters
1024 and larger is possible. Not recommended.

The Intended use determines the price:
For almost everybody who likes to create a home and or lives to create and socialize, the base lease of 15 US$ is well suited.

You can create and build almost without restrictions, invite friends, have large parties, run a club, theatre or amusement park etcetera. There are limits when it concerns heavy duty scripts (cpu usage) and large numbers of heavy mesh objects (ram usage).

No startup, setup or buy fee.

Not within the 15US$ scope: Storing a lot in prims (freebie)shop. Multiple always around Non-player characters (Bots/NPCs). Timer based constant moving objects or objects rezzers. Experimenting with- or physics games. Multiple people, Group sharing a sim.
In such case, to keep the price as low as possible, we will offer a price after you explained what you like to do with the land.

Lower the price even further
- Payments upfront per 6 months Info
- Bringing in other leases. Info


Payments using PayPal or Ideal(NL)
Price in US$ and Euro is the same

The (Minimum) lease time is one invoice.
The minimum invoice amount is 20 US$
This means that base-lease goes per 2 months
(2x15US$ = 30 US$ per 2 months)
Tiny-budget-lease per 3 months
(3x7US$ = 21US$ per 3 months)
Payments are done upfront.

Go here to setup your land.



Unfortunattely we had to stop offering land for free because it became too expensive.Swondo now offers a limited number of parcels with restrictions at a very reduced price of 7 US$ p/m but these lands are not suited for everybody. More Info >>>




The covenant is a mutual agreement to keep the use of the servers within the intentions of Swondo. Read the covenant >>>

 


Swondo offers "Land for work" to Estate managers/sales representatives who are often inworld and like to hangout at places where people gather and organize social gatherings. Swondo does not like aggressive or intrusive sales techniques. Be around, build relations, help and advice is the Swondo strategy.
It is all about Service and Hospitality