floating sphere house pods
Tagged: oceanic homes and buildings
August 30, 2014 at 5:14 pm #23922
I believe that seasteading should start on a small scale and work its way up. I have designed a oceanic house that can stand up to very rough seas and be safer than most designs I have seen. One design is based on a sphere shape shaped house/building that will not be able to capsize due to shape and weight distribution. It will also be made of light weight materials, have over 8 water tight compartments and will use large amounts of foam to make unsinkable. This model is a 34′ foot model with 4 levels. I have also designed a 6.5′ 1-2 person pro-type pod and I am also working on 100′ foot and 200′ sphere building design. These pods will act as motor homes for the ocean. Regardless of size, the shape and basic design and weight distribution will all be the same. These units will be able to power them selves using solar wind and even water current power. They will not only act as living quarters but as offices and factories. Pods can be used to make money by fishing, mining gold on sea floor, oil drilling , gambling, tourism, using international waters for business and internet services. Each can be customized for what source of revenue its chooses and can also be moved to the best location for that purpose.
Help me build my design: contact me on facebook if you are willing to support my project. I would like to build the first 34′ model in the next year. http://www.facebook.com/craig.rugeAugust 31, 2014 at 11:35 am #23928
Help me build this design. It will approx be a 32-34′ pod and will have 4 levels. It can support up to 8 persons. Once built it will be moved into international waters. Once in international waters. The crew will start money earning projects to help self sustain themselves. Will need money for re-supplying the pod using boats or planes. Boats will rotate crews if and when needed. Pod may have a mix of permanent and part times residents and guests.
click here to help build this project.
http://www.gofundme.com/dtv5toAugust 31, 2014 at 2:41 pm #23930September 1, 2014 at 6:56 am #23938
ellmer – http://yook3.comParticipant
You might want to reconsider some aspects of this design according to the arguments prestented here:
30 knots speed ? – no way – a Ben Franklin drift voyage at 2-3 knots yes.
A high floating sphere is extremly unstable for comfort you might reconsider a floating status like this shell:
With a deep ballast center and the hull out of the wave zone a very stable and comfortable concept have been there have tested that…
Round concrete shell touching the surface from below – with a access tower above the surface. The seawater around keeps the interior well temperatured a heavy storm going over you will not even be noted – experienced that.
The small sized one (cream color) has 20 tons and the space of a van, the black one is 200 tons and holds the space of a 68 squaremeter apartment. For small shells mobility is key – this is why i prefere blimp shape over sphere shape for small units.
In this context you might also want to explore the concept of Sea Orbiter:
And also the concept of the james bond rescue pod…
Get a foothold in ocean colonization:
The Captain Nemo Lifestyle:
Why oceanic business is the next big thing to come:
Ocean sphere fish farming:
Ocean colonization gallery:September 1, 2014 at 7:23 am #23939
I have considered a egg shape design and agree it would be more stable especially on a large scale. I also am in favor of a tube design which has a large portion under water like this picture.September 1, 2014 at 7:26 am #23940
or a combination of the two with a tube bottom and a sphere or egg shap above the surface.September 1, 2014 at 8:17 am #23941
ellmer – http://yook3.comParticipant
Draupner a incredible high and steep wave 20m or more sets the engineering parameters for a seastead. (Would you feel safe on a flipship when this comes in ?)
More about Draupner:
Don’t “overengineer” it. A simple and economic shell, with a adequate ballast center will just do fine … we are looking for “affordable real estate” – so no flipping around 90 degree, no lifting up like a treehouse 30m above the surface (leave this to big oil and its unlimited budgets) …keep it simple. Honeycomb platforms for surface floats (if they are big enough and can handle Draupners on the surface > 400m), shells, if small (need to stand Draupner Events in overwash mode without rolling over)
Either a small shell overwash capable to take a Draupener in “duck diving mode” with a deep ballast center that keeps it on even keel.
Or a surface floating megastructure with Draupner handling capacity on an outer seawall minimum 16m high type lagoon.
The best feature for a surface float is triangular with a bow for wave handling type Ramform…
More about Ramform:
The rest of “designs” is “baystead only” not capable of permanent open ocean stay…
As long as the structure is small the bubble living space concept is the only feasible concept at hand for open water seasteads at the end there are good reasons that when you look around on the ocean you see a EMPTY surface. Mother nature never managed it to “colonize the watersurface” in some 600 million years – every time an animal or plant “went oceanic” it took the path of settlement below the surface … Draupner migh be the explanation for that.February 8, 2015 at 6:15 am #25522
The flip is about 300 feet long or tall.
At a time, being anchored in the Pacifi ocean, survived 80 ft wave with no
damage. Resonates with 30 ft waves and the cofee will not spill.
I posted the url to the youtube video for reference, but it is easy to find
the video on youtube.
A floating structure that withstands 80 ft waves is probably soutable for
open ocean habitat. I think, the first thing is to design such a structure
and continue to build from there.
Designing wonderful structures and wonderlands that would be wiped out by
high waves make no sense to me.
Open ocean environment is necessary to be out of eezs and achive as much
sovereignty as possible.
But, that is just me.February 8, 2015 at 9:17 am #25523
To keep your paradise look, to your 30m wave handling, you should try using a natural looking beach system, that will let your patrons enjoy the natural waves lapping on the sides, and when the time comes, you still have the safety you need. Even if you need to have an oddly shaped 30m high berm to your beaches, you can have tunnels lead through them, or have the berm made out of the structure of the island itself.
Using this type of safety feature, would let you take full advantage of your coast lines, while keeping the structure safe. Though, this does work best for larger scaled constructions.
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