The Blue Economy points to a supplement in The Guardian about “Cities at Sea”. They depict the Lilypad cities in addition to homes that rise and fall with river flood levels in the Netherlands (see story in der Spiegel). One other project, meant for the open ocean, is the Freedom Ship.
Originally designed as a floating city capable of housing up to 60,000 residents, it ran into financial trouble in 2002. 3,000 people had signed up to live aboard in what was advertised to be a
“luxurious “endless retirement cruise”, free of taxes and government pressures”. But the idea has been reborn as an answer to rising sea levels. Whether any of these often fantastical schemes get beyond the drawing board remains to be seen.”
Think this sounds like a grand idea? Then check out the residential listings. Or perhaps you want to capitalize on this opportunity of getting thousands of wealthy cruise-ship retirees (or global warming refugees) together in one place and open up a store. Think this might be a tax dodge or an attempt to create a new country? Let founder Norman Nixon put your fears to rest in the FAQ.
I wonder if Freedom Fries will be served on the Freedom Ship? All Aboard!