Construction of the world’s first floating island began in early 2019. The island, which is being built in the shape of a giant disc, will be located in the Pacific Ocean, about 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) off the coast of California. The island will be made of concrete and will measure about 1,000 feet (300 meters) in diameter. It will have a surface area of about 50 acres (20 hectares).
The floating island will be designed to support a community of up to 100 people. It will have homes, businesses, and public spaces. The island will be self-sufficient, with its own power generation and waste treatment.
The project is being led by the Seasteading Institute, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. The Institute’s goal is to build floating islands that can be used to test new ideas for governing communities. The floating island project is being financed by Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal.
The world’s first floating island is scheduled to be completed in 2020.