It can not be that “giant” – because if it where giant you need a giant budget to build it. The structure in the pictures above supplies half of europe with energy – so THEY do have a giant budgets and giant incomes, giant bank loans, a giant pool of shareholders, where will those resources come from if the funcion is only “housing”…
Oh, I got misunderstood: I don’t plan to begin big, it would be – Really – Insane. Maybe it wouldn’t be so big as the Troll basis shown in the pic above, but I plan to “sell the idea” as a scientific floating platform, that begin small, grows, and get a little bigger in a term of, let’s shot, 20 years. It’s an immature idea still and I hope to refine this idea reading the opinions of people here.
If you have 120 USD/day and body available like the cruiseship industry – you can operate like the cruiseship industry – but if you want do “suburban housing” you must do it at “suburban housing prices” – you can check the Apply Seasteading Concrete Shell Structures – thread on some of the issues related to this topic.
Pricing would be the last thing tht I have to worry, I am thinking first in the feasibility of the whole project. But my basic idea is, the bigger it gets, the cheaper it gets.
Why only concrete shell structures will lead to seasteading, why only flatraft solutions have a chance to supply living space at the required cost levels… why the module size must be “modest” instead of “giant”.
Of course, I am thinking in to make it small, but to grow little by little. And i am not thinking in a flat raft, but in a semisubmerged structure.
“A Dream you dream Alone, is a Dream you dream Alone; But a Dream you dream Together becomes Reality.” Raul Seixas
The Peruvian Uros’ islands in Lake Titicaca would give some answers about living over living vegetables. But, vegetable masses as islands vould only work on VERY QUIET waters, like in a… Lake. In open seas, moreover the salt problem, there’s the waves – and storms – problem.
I think in trees ON the seastead, not BEING the seastead. Still, mangroves appear kinda fragile to high seas’ rough tides.
I think that rough waves may be a problem against the Mega-Float concept. Nothing that floating (but strongly anchored) breakwaves wouldn’t solve. Once solved this problem, the Mega-Float may serve as an airport that may link the continent to the seastead platforms. To a casino, it would be a nice idea.