Announcing Survey for Prospective Seasteading Pioneers

The Seasteading Institute is excited to be launching a new survey initiative at to gauge customer demand for an actual seastead, and to identify the pioneers for our vision of innovative oceanic communities.

Are you ready to take the leap toward the blue frontier? Do you crave personal freedom, and the chance to be a part of the first community at sea? Or perhaps you simply seek a fresh start, new economic opportunities, and the peace and solitude of an ocean community. If any of these prospects appeals to you or someone you know, please take a moment to submit your response or email the survey link to others.

We hope to make seasteading accessible to as wide an audience as possible, but recognize that the earliest communities will comprise financially independent individuals with the means to afford an upscale residence in a major metropolitan area, either living at sea full time or as a timeshare. Gathering data from interested people who meet our criteria is part of a broader, floating city project, investigating common denominators of the majority of respondents. This plan is rooted in the belief that the seasteading movement is ready to advance to the next level. We are ready to make this dream come true if you are.


3 thoughts on “Announcing Survey for Prospective Seasteading Pioneers”

  1. It seems only natural that finding a way toward true self control and freedom should find a way to balance in the ocean, which is 75% of the Earth’s surface. The profit motive may give way to the ideal that one can develop new ways to live separate of the national corporate.

  2. Clarifications is needed for the question: “What is the MOST you would spend for a unit? “

    Is this the total price for use? Or yearly price?

  3. @Radey – I think they mean total price. You can get a good house in the Midwest for $100/ sqft. I’d expect it to be much more on a Seastead.

    I would never live on one, but it seems like it could be a great vacation if it had the following traits

    • Most residents don’t show contempt for tourists.
    • Some neat high-tech stuff going on.
    • Tourists can feel safe from crime and being accused of a crime.
    • Activities for all ages.

    When I think about it, it sounds like something that could go either way. It could have the isolation of an island but the cosmopolitan feel of a haven for intellectuals and artists. It could have that sense of freedom and everything being possible. Or it could be a sleazy place to over-indulge. I don’t care if people are overindulging, but they would have to keep it separate from the family areas.

    It seems like it could be really neat and be worth spending hundreds of dollars of night. They just have to maintain the ideals of freedom most proponents have while making sure things run smoothly and safely.

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