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  • "Mountain climbing, camping, Boy Scouts, boat building, sailling, and design, and my family's continued encouragement to confront life head on have all given me enough skill to 'seastead' on this tiny, floating island."

    --Steven Callahan, Adrift, 162

    May 15, 2008

  • There's also some kind seasteading movement.

    August 2, 2009

  • From the Seasteading Institute's FAQs:

    What does seasteading mean?

    The term comes from homesteading, which means making a home for oneself in new, uninhabited places. It generally has associations with self-sufficiency and a frontier lifestyle. Seasteading is reminiscent of that idea, but at sea.

    . . .

    What do you call a seastead?

    We generally refer to a seastead as a community living at sea and largely responsible for setting its own rules and culture. They will likely come in all shapes and sizes. Early seasteads are expected to be near land and have less autonomy.

    February 14, 2019