Big seastead in a low interference area directly on the beach


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In practice what you have in colombia is a big ranch, handled by 4 cowboys who herd about 3000 head of cattle living in a small hut somewhere on the terrain with a dusty access road . The owner lives in Bogota, Medellin, or Cartagena and visits the ranch at best 2 times a year for a day or two to supervise the round up and transport of major cattle transports.

So what you have on “conflict potential with the land owner” is more or less that you see a lonley cowboy in transit counting the head of cattle about twice a week from the beach - he will be glad to be invited for a cool beer to the seastead anchored just 100m offshore and sending over a boat. It will be the only human contact he gets (beside the 3 colleages in the farm house) in a month. You may not see the landowner even once in 10 years (he is busy counting his cattle when he shows up - no time for visits) - at most you might have radio contact between the seastead and the farm house in case of medical emergency.

Everybody will be happy having a seastead there because it offers additional eyes to safeguard the cattle and avoid that somebody comes at night with a barge rounds up a couple of dozend heads and takes them away by maritime access. Cattle thiefs are a great concern for colombian ranchers.

A ranch and a seastead are ideal complementary partners - the cattle land is worthless for the seastead and the beach and waterfront is worthless for the ranch owner.

This is a very different situation about beachfront property than it exists in touristic centers or industrial zones where every meter of beachfront is a high price, high competition real estate asset. The beachfront situation changes radical about one hour in car (or boat) outside the major population centers.

Instead of going for outside EEZ we should go for outside real estat agent interest - and target a “caribbean ranchfront seastead” as the most viable set up. This does not work in areas where there are no big ranches - like small islands littered with tourists - lets say - most caribbean island nations. It only works in big countries like Colombia where the population is VERY sparse and only concentrated in a few cities and most of the terrain is just empty and used for low concentration cattle ranches.

So the first thing you will look for, when scouting for a caribbean seastead location is a “ranch ambient” free of realtor interest. This is where you can build a HUGE seastead just on the beachfront with cero third party interference to expect.


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The whole idea that the Authorities can, will, are called to, OBJECT something that is outside their strict and most narrow definition of their function is kind of “strange” almost everywhere in the world except where overregulation and nanny state is implemented in its highest bloom.

In a country like Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Mexico , Brasil, wild settlements grow in remote areas every day based on fishermen outpost, cattle outposts, gold digging and mining outposts, etc… People come in with tents - later put roofs and walls on the tents and stay - some day the thing has a name and is a “village” this is a ongoing process there must be thousands in development in south america right now.

The setllement RINCON where Arenaqua is was no place on the map just a few years ago. So the idea of a bunch of people settling in a ranch area is nothing anybody (except the land owner) would interfer with or care about. Being on a seastead anchored a couple of meters offshore you would not infringe any existing law.

The marine authority splits in 2 branches

one is handling ships and asociated business like harbor, access channels, captain licences, etc… - it is obvious that this part would not have any interest in something that is obviously not a ship and develops far from harbor activity.

The other is litorales - which regulates the beachzone (30m sand from the waterline). They regulate shipyards (who long term rent the beach from them) . The building of breakwaters and other structures that change beach and marine currents. They do not care about anything that floats and does not even touch the beach.

A seastead neither being a ship nor a building changing the beach - would situate exactly outside the jurisdiction of both branches.

This legal vaccuum would get you interference free trough the first 10 years at least - after 5 years you have a constitutional “home right” - if you are the only development focus in the zone nobody will have a chance nor a interest to interfer with you.

The right of not being driven out of your home, the right to work , is the strongest protected in most countries once you live there, work, and prosper in that zone the stead would be untouchable similar to any other city - no matter if it floats or sits on dry land what is protected is not the real estate but the rights of its inhabitants.

Especially in a country like colombia where armed conflicts and driving out people from small rural settlements and interest zones has a history - that kind of rights is extremly protected now.


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