Powered by solar energy from the sun above, supplied with drinking, washing and bathing water by the surrounding waves and naturally ventilated via the ocean winds, this ultramodern minimalist house is designed to be entirely off-the-grid – an energy-independent home in one of the most unlikely places: floating well off the coast and riding on the water’s surface.
Many seasteading projects focus on sustainability-in-numbers, a critically massive enclave that can support a large group floating out to sea – or even a small ocean-going city. This project is perhaps more modest in scale but most impressive for its realistic (if still somewhat futuristic) treatment of the structural and power-related dilemmas posed by living life off land.
Much like skyscrapers are made to bend in the wind and sway with earthquakes, these offshore houses are designed with structural anchors but are also allowed to move up and down and from side to side with passing winds and waves. Solar roof panels bring in all the necessary power, also stored in onsite cells, while desalination converts surrounding salt water into drinkable H2O.