New feasibility study: Semi-submersible, “mini-modular” plaftform

July 23, 2013 by

Seasteading demands a nimble balance of practical present technology and untested innovation. Our latest engineering study, part of our Floating City Project, attempts to strike this balance by examining the feasibility of using a semi-submersible as the platform for the first open-ocean  Continue Reading »

Container Cities

May 26, 2010 by

Reader hd passes on a link about shipping container homes from Urban Space Management, a group of builders in London who are building entire communities, schools, and farmer’s markets using old freight containers:

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More shipping container homes

July 3, 2009 by

via OpenWorld comes the post [How to Live in a Shipping Container](http://www.been-seen.com/article.cfm?id=11083), with a number of pictures of shipping container homes:

![home1](http://www.been-seen.com/archive/ecopodnew.jpg)

![](http://www.been-seen.com/archive/shippingcontainerallterraincabin.jpg)

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Containerized Housing

June 25, 2009 by

[On a forum thread](http://seasteading.org/interact/forums/engineering/structure-designs/whatever-happened-shipping-containers?page=3), [Thorizan](http://seasteading.org/members/thorizan) posted several interesting links to cargo container-based housing.

[CNN: Recycled homes, one box at a time](http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/06/12/recycled.homes/index.html)

> Using containers to build homes has increasingly become a trend in the past several years because it can be cheaper and faster than using traditional constr Continue reading

A Protocol Suite For Seasteads

April 22, 2008 by

(Another new snippet from the book beta, inspired by a lunch conversation today.)

When talking about how we’d like to revolutionize the governing industry, we used the metaphor that we’d like government to be more like the internet industry than operating systems.  One of the properties of the internet is that it is based on a variety of open standards which allow many diverse programs, companies, machines, and people to interoperate.  We’d like seasteads to have this property also.

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