It's been a while since I've been on here but anyone who knows me knows that I am serious about being one of the first seasteaders. From the initial news from French Polynesia I am cautiously optimistic that something may develop and I would like to start preparing for the possibility that French Polynesia authorizes the initial seastead pioneers.
I am about 2 years from "retiring" and being able to move forward with plans to live on the sea. For me that means either buying a sailboat or building a seastead. I am hoping that in 2 years the wheels will be turning so that I can participate in Polynesia.
So, I'd like to gather some information in this thread about what we might expect. Putting politics aside because we do not know yet about what might be negotiated. And please don't let this thread degenerate into what should be built, who has the best ideas, etc.
Things I'd like to discuss:
Ship yards, marinas, places to build the initial platforms
Ideal phase 1, phase 2, phase 3 mooring locations
Expat visa requirements
Material costs (I hear most things in French Polynesia are more expensive)
Ideal locations for living before being able to move onto the seastead (cost, water access, etc)
liveaboard boat living locations/prices
Internet speeds in various locations
Anything else anyone wants to add on the assumption that TSI comes through on opening up French Polynesia for seasteading. I don't believe it's a waste of time or that "we should wait for TSI". Opinions and ideas on the Internet are simple.