What about pirates?
Ocean Builders is not responsible for the location you choose to place your OceanBuilder home but we encourage you to not locate in an area where piracy or theft (or corrupt vice admirals) is prevalent. Piracy is merely theft on the ocean, almost every place in the world has theft and it will be up to you to decide how to protect your home from theft.
What ever happened with Thailand?
The Ocean Builders prototype was confiscated by the Thai navy. We hold no ill will toward the people or government of Thailand. We understand that this was the act of one or two corrupt officials in the Thai navy which had too much power for their own good.
The key takeaway from our experience in Thailand is that we were able to prove an engineering feat that nobody has ever done before allowing us to move forward in the next phase of this paradigm shift.
How do you get electricity?
We will be taking a phased approach to launching our Ocean Builder homes. Initially we plan on being near shore so if we do not use solar we may be able to use shore power.
How do you get water?
We have several water sources in mind and were able to produce plenty of water on our prototype so rest assured, you will have water in your Ocean Builder home.
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.
Where are you located?
We have a location but are not yet ready to announce it until we have the final details worked out with the host nation.
We will be starting off close to shore to work out the construction of our new design before moving further out.
Where does the poop go?
We are working on several options for this. Either composting or having a service for cleaning out the black water tank.
What do you do with your garbage?
On the prototype we followed the tradition of boaters and took our garbage into land when we were ashore. In the next phase we will likely have a garbage service for such things. Our hope is a drone garbage pick up service.