How to build your own Atlantis.
February 18, 2006 9:50 PM Subscribe
So i was kicking the old peanut around and wondered if anyone else ever thought about getting some old oil tankers and converting them into a floating nation.
posted by stilgar to law & government (45 answers total)
I was thinking about charging people to live on the thing, maybe 1-10 grand us dollars(and everyone on board has to have some skill they bring to the "nation"). grow food on the top, make the whole thing wind and solar powered also maybe set up some large sails (maybe make the sails covered in solar panels) then convert the lower decks into science research/tourist/living quarters. also use a large portion of the hold as cargo and use it to make extra money humping large amounts of stuff to countries that don't care if you get there slowly but cheaply. also possibly using wave capture devices to harvest even more energy. it could always be parked in international waters (using a large container ship to dock at port) so it would literally be its own nation. has anything like this been done before, has anyone ever tried it, what are the laws involved, could we do this and host mefi from the ocean using large satellites? how do you get your hands on an old oil tanker or two, how do you deal with pirates, etc. who's with me.