It also looks like the interaction w/ the ocean would be such that protected waters would be needed in order to provide enjoyment. I can’t imagine this house dealing well w/ 6-10 m waves, which are not unusual, especially in open sea.
I’ve actually been disappointed by the interaction of Vince’s spar model with regards to listing to one side. I didn’t notice it that much on the multi-spar unit, but perhaps I misremember — need to go back and watch that video…
That said, I think this is one of those increments that would be very useful in paving the way for full-time seasteading on a grand scale. Don’t know what one of these units might cost, but if set up like a B&B, could possibly work financially in protected waters.
Remember that was simulated hurricane winds, though with something smaller than a house.
I am going to stick a 5 gallon drinking water container (the kind you put on a water cooler) upside down on top of the spar to simulate a 20 foot wide and 3 story high house. I want to try this in very light winds so it may take a few days before I get the right conditions. Goal is 5 MPH winds on model to simulate 25 MPH winds.
I am also going to do something to reduce the heave. Maybe put a T on the bottom and a couple feet of pipe on each side. Maybe attach a 5 gallon paint bucket lid to the bottom. Maybe strap re-bar at 90 degrees to the spar to replace the current ballast. Something.
Also, if it was a lighter weight pipe you could put more weight at the bottom and it would lean less.
Could also have a longer pipe. This is 10 feet simulating 250 feet, but you could do more.
It is also possible that it is really a surface current or the motion of the waves that is causing the lean and not the wind directly.
It is a good point that the multispar did not show this kind of lean. Not sure why. It could be that there is more difference between a surface current and the deep water.
Anyway, an interesting puzzle to solve. I expect to have more video related to this in the next 10 days.
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