Blueseed is a conceptual floating island-ship intended to house technology startup founders and employees only 30 minutes from California’s northern coast. The founders, who include an ex-Yahoo software engineer, plan to open the ship to inhabitants by the third fiscal quarter of 2013. Because the ship will be located 12 miles outside California in international waters, a visa is not needed, hopefully drawing in international entrepreneurs.There are some interesting aspects of such an idea, which is not, after all, all that much different then that proposed cruise ship that was going to stay at sea forever, with permanent housing for the wealthy who choose to live aboard.
On the other hand, well, my recollection of sailing off of the SF area is that it can be cold and unpleasant much of the time.
As you can see at the link, there are several proposed designs.
This idea seems to have been floated several times - see here, which describes an Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged motive.
I hope Galt doesn't get seasick.
More on "seasteading" from, of course, "The Seasteading Institute." They have a conference coming up at the end of the month. On dry land.
Not an original idea as you can tell from this "Redneck Houseboat" link. Redneck? I call it "creative engineering" and "thinking outside the box."
Maybe we need a conference. Bring your own