American Chad Elwartowski and his Thai girlfriend Nadia Thepdet are bitcoinondernemers and free souls with a love for the sea. They are a big fan of the Libertarian idea of ‘Seasteading’ , a concept in which people in new societies of floating islands in international waters want to live, and so escape to countries and laws. Earlier this year, moved the couple to a zeehuisje, about 20 kilometers from the coast of Phuket, Thailand. Real pioneers.
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We lived for several weeks in a floating zeehuis and now wants Thailand our death,
Technically, the house is of about six meters wide in international waters. But just not far enough from the coast. The structure is not under the jurisdiction of a government, it is still within the Thai exclusive economic zone’. The Thai authorities accuse the couple, now of the sovereignty of the country to threaten, which a lifetime imprisonment or even the death penalty. The Thai navy would be with the police an official complaint.
And so are Nadia and Chad now on the flight. “It is ridiculous”, wrote Elwartowski Monday on Facebook. “We lived a few weeks on a floating houseboat and now wants Thailand our death.”