(The extended detailed 18-minute “Intro to Freedom Haven” can be found here: https://youtu.be/MwpGceXzdM8)
Freedom Haven will be a place where people who seek freedom can live in peace. By “Freedom” we mean (at a very high level): The ability to live your life without people (government or non-government) threatening to murder, kidnap, or rob you. Since all of the lands on earth (other than a sliver of Antarctica) are already ruled by existing governments, the only place left to find freedom is out on the high seas (far beyond the jurisdiction of existing nations). While the concept of a floating city on the high seas is nothing new (we’ve had them for decades) and shipyards (like SHI) produce new ones on a monthly bases, the only thing missing is a new industry: one who focuses on those who seek for the freedoms that exist there, while striving for the lowest possible cost of living so that more people can afford to live there.
Modern floating city cost comparison.
(Images of USS Gerald R Ford, Symphony of the Seas, and HMM Algeciras from Wikimedia)
Freedom Haven is an open-design (torrent or 7z file) efficient economic-freedom & social-freedom seasteading project in the section of international waters that is beyond the Exclusive economic zone. Freedom Haven seeks to be the most affordable seasteading solution that can offer this high level of freedom to date. Our target goal is 10-years of open-sea-safe living space for ₿0.018 ($444)/square-foot, ₿0.2 ($4,784)/square-meter, or ₿2.68 ($65K)/TEU. Supporters meet on Facebook and other platforms to collaborate gratis on the design of the main initial structure (called “New Liberty“) and tax-free pseudo-anarchist government. Multiple floating and sea-floor-mounted structures containing living quarters, boat dry docks, stores, businesses, manufacturing, etc, work together to form a peaceful nation that could survive and thrive in life on the high seas, while permanently situated more than 200 nautical miles from shore (beyond the EEZ) in waters free from the jurisdiction of existing oppressive nations.
(USD conversion from BTC varies and was last updated 06/13/2022)
While recognition as an independent nation is not required for the success of this project, we do plan on qualifying as such a State under Article 1 of the “Montevideo Convention“:
The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications:
(a) a permanent population;– Montevideo Convention
(b) a defined territory;
(c) government; and
(d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.
Click on this site’s menu to see the different aspects of this project. Check out our design, visit and participate in our discussion groups, see our interviews and articles, explore the science used in considering possible locations, support our plan for achieving the success of our project, study the Freedom Haven Constitution, scan through our Frequently Asked Questions page, and learn about (and contact) some of the public-facing members of the project.
Current Status: Gratis Designing and New Liberty Phase 2 fundraising. At this phase, this project is non-profit. We all have day jobs and work on this project on the side without pay for the sake of the cause we’ve undertaken. If you’d like to help, consider donating to our fundraiser and contributing your knowledge, time, and/or services to our project.
You can download the entire project (last backed up 11/13/2022) here: FreedomHavenProject.torrent