Talk:Single Family Seastead - Full Size

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Note -- this is just a template/draft. Don't think of these criteria as being set in stone or anything.


At $50000 for 6000 square feet, below $9 per square feet, we're supposed to beat current housing prices by two orders of magnitude, while surviving an entire year in the open ocean, with almost full self-sustaining capacity. I think the watermaker for a single family, alone, represents half that budget. The proposed figures are obviously way off.



Remember that this is a prize, akin to the X-prize. It's supposed to be really hard to win! Severe constraints inspire creativity. Getting people to move out onto the middle of the ocean is hard. The advantages to moving will have to be compelling. It may be that we'll need to drive down costs by two orders of magnitude in order to overcome the disadvantages of living on the ocean.

In any case, if you think the constraints are too hard, what do you propose instead?

--Crasch 19:04, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, well I would add a zero to the maximum prize or remove it entirely (X-Prize did not have a limit on cost and the winner even outspent the $10 million award IIRC) and reduce the surface to 2000 square feet and speed requirement to 2 mph only. I don't think it is even possible to build a makeshift seastead for under 50 grands... Otherwise the principle is great as it is, and the reselling idea is an interesting twist.Jesrad 19:53, 9 December 2008 (UTC)