In an article called “Choosing an island” I explored the options which island could be available for building a sovereign micro-state. The islands that are available have all their implications, however … it would be a difficult thing to do. So if we cannot choose an island to live on, then why not on an iceberg? Let’s see:
- map of iceberg sightings from the International Ice Patrol, around Newfound Land
- report of an enormous 80x30km iceberg that recently was created in the antarctis
- general information, also about size and life expectancy, from English Wikipedia and German wikipedia
- in-depth information about icebergs
- The English Wikipedia mentions that people camping on icebergs are called “icebergers” [source], but it was impossible to verify that anywhere else on the Internet.
- Instead of camping on the iceberg, one could also cut a cave in it and live there.
- The iceberg could be driven by using one or more big kites, like they are now used for large ships.
- discussion about using icebergs for seasteads (creating ones own country)
And instead of using an iceberg, one could also use an artificial island of any sort: