"Fear for their lives after the controversial construction of the sea"
"The american kryptovalutahandlarens and his thai girlfriend's home is built on a floating platform off the turistparadisets the Phuket coast. "
"the House is outside the thai authorities they say. "
"Thailand does not agree with – is now at risk of the pair being sentenced to life in prison. "
"Chad Elwartowski and Nadia Supranee Thepdets residence is, to say the least unusual. The octagonal house rests on a floating platform in the sea off Phuket. Themselves they claim to oktagonlyan is located in international waters, 13 nautical miles off the thai coast, and therefore not controlled by any state."
"the Thai navy do not agree with. They argue that construction is a threat to the country's sovereignty."
"the Couple have now fled their homes and gone underground after the thai government's withdrawal of the american bitcoinhandlarens visa. Chad Elwartowski, raised in Michigan, has for several years made a living on investing in kryptovalutan Bitcoin. He has previously worked as an IT specialist for the u.s. government. "
" Nadia and I are in safety, writes Chad Elwartowski on Facebook. "
"He doesn't know if he and his girlfriend's home, have been demolished or not."
" If it stands still or not doesn't matter so much for me. I am more concerned that Nadia evicted from their homeland and from his family. Her son is concerned, I hope they can be reunited soon."
"To the local ABC channel in Detroit, WXYZ he writes:"
"– They do not want us to survive to get out our picture of this. "
"the Couple still claim that their house is located in international waters. It is there that they received the thai authorities to go to the roof and now threaten with life imprisonment for them with reference to the country's immigration laws."
"– They claim that they own a floating house, they use social media to try to sell this type of housing, and mean that it is not subject to any country's laws, which is not true. This can other people misunderstand and it threatens our national security, " says colonel Kataporn Kumthieng, head over to Phuket immigration authority, according to CNN. "
"Want to create mikronationer"
"In several videos on social media, participate Elwartowski to promote the so-called ”seasteads,” a movement that started in 2008 in California with the vision to create mikronationer without control by other countries, for example, to evade tax. "
"the Vision from Ocean Builders, the company that designed and built the disputed house, is to create a cluster of 20 havshus off Thailand's coast. The couple, who now fled their homes were the guinea pigs in the project. "
"Now the company hopes that the thai authorities to resolve the situation in a diplomatic way. "