We had a seastead built and ready to go, all we needed was a way to pay for it. We know how to hold barges together, fully loaded ones, us a 4 inch hemp hawser. We use 12 in wooden bumpers to protect the barges. It seems every new person has to go through the how before they get to the why. That is the same mistake TSI seems to be making. What is the market. Why would anyone want to pay good money to occupy the ocean?
Marinea answered that, it was to be a roadside plaza between Miami and Cuba. In fact it would be the only rest and refueling station in that 150 mile stretch. It would contain a general store for food and other provisions, a restaurant /bar for the locals and travelers and a hotel if you need a break from the boat. It has a fueling station already but only diesel, we would add a tank for gasoline.
It would also be a place to go when you have had your fill of big government. We have shown several ways people could make a living out at sea. We answered the why before we even talked about the how. Where I failed was counting on support that never materialized. Your idea of “collective efforts”, that’s what the Marinea project was supposed to be. It started right here on the forum. If you want to know how far we got, go to marinea.org. However, there is no support from TSI, little from the forum and the Libertarian party, is run by fools.
So who really wants a real village at sea? Hardly anyone. Who wants a vision of Shangri-La? The place is full of them.
So how would a seastead fair in a storm? Well we didn’t do so well in this one.