What about pirates?
Pirates are not very prevalent in the area where the seastead sits. There is an active fishing industry in the area with half a dozen fishing boats in the surrounding waters day and night. They have no problems with pirates yet have more to offer a pirate.
We are also not restricted by national firearm laws so we can protect our seastead to the fullest extent possible from all would be thieves
How do you get electricity?
We currently have six 200 Watt solar panels above the deck with six heavy duty 24V batteries along with a 2.5 kW inverter. We also have a back up generator which runs on gasoline. For cooking we use propane gas. The lights are 24V LEDs.
How do you get water?
We have a water maker on board that can generate 60 liters of fresh water per hour.
How much does one cost?
We are trying to keep the price as close as possible to an average US family home for the minimal seastead with the option to add features such as Air Conditioning, more solar, upgraded kitchen, etc.
The first 20 will be sold at cost.
How far are you from shore?
We are just beyond 12 nautical miles from shore. Under International law this puts us just outside of the territorial waters of Thailand but within their 200 nautical mile excusive economic zone. This means that we are not subject to Thailand laws other than those that deal with their natural resources (drilling for oil, mining, etc.) and no interfering with their customs (can’t act as a way to get goods and people into Thailand to get around their import and visa laws). As well as following the law of the sea which prevents “egrevious acts” such as murder, slave trade, etc.
Where does the poop go?
Same place as whale and dolphin poop goes.
We will offer composting toilets as an option if you want to have soil on your deck for plants.
What do you do with your garbage?
Same as any other boater, we bag it up and whenever we reach shore we drop it off. Though we hope to bring out as little garbage as possible to save room on the seastead.
Can I visit the seastead?
We welcome courteous visitors (short term) but we are in middle of the ocean so you will need to arrange your own way to get there. Phuket has an international airport with flights from Los Angeles starting around $500.
Our friend offers boat tours which include a ride to the seastead.