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 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.
Ocean Builders does plan on trying to locate possible sites that will provide the lowest waves, low crime and a friendly host nation to build our first homes. It is encouraged that people choose these locations initially.
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.
Where are you located?
The location of our building site has not yet been determined but we are narrowing down a few choices. The OceanBuilder homes will have dynamic mooring which will allow for some movement of your home but it may be a while before travel over long distances is practical.
Our first location will be chosen based upon low waves, no hurricanes/typhoons, low crime and a friendly host nation.
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.