At The Seasteading Institute, they work to enable seasteading communities – floating cities – which will allow the next generation of pioneers to peacefully test new ideas for government. The most successful can then inspire change in governments around the world.

The Seasteading Institute was founded in 2008 by Patri Friedman, and in December 2010, they  have raised over $1,000,000, with funding led by Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and first investor in Facebook. Their  current focus is on enabling the success of the first seasteads by researching the critical engineering, legal, and business problems, increasing public awareness, and building a core seasteading community.


1st Seastead Design Contest overall winner by András Győrfi from Hungary,

Visualisation of seasteading platform

Lillypad City

Mega Engeneering: Floating city