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Freedom Ship is arguably more like a very large cruise ship.  (It's collection of connected barges.)

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A seastead is a structure which is safe to live on in international waters. Since the focus is just living on the water, and not getting anywhere quickly or carrying lots of cargo, a seastead design can sacrifice speed through the water and cargo capacity to achieve lower costs per square foot and greater stability than a boat/yacht/ship of similar price.

There are several different lines of thinking about what seasteads should look like and the best strategies to get them built. The main ones are:

Vision/Why/Strategy Example Example Example
Single Family Seastead, or Vince views Tension Circle House Geodesic Vessel WaterWalker
Breakwater Seastead, or BreakwaterBay Tension Circle Marina
Floating City Seastead, or High Road Clubstead Ocean Ranger Freedom Ship
Cruise Ship Seastead, or Shipstead Residensea The World ORCA
Basestead, or Outposts Basestead Belize
Why Ephemerisle Matters Ephemerisle