Seeking a seagoing ship that longs for a second life with young adventurers

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Adventures of the Valparaiso is a Non-profit community organisation committed to creating appealing and sustainable solutions as alternatives to the mainstream consumer culture. To us, this is the real essence of piracy: the courage to branch out from established societal norms to explore and create progressive ways of thinking about trade and economics. 

Our crew is searching for the perfect swashbuckling ship that longs for a second life with young adventurers! This ship will be the platform on which we sail across the oceans – a mobile community marketplace connecting people in a shared vision of trust, art, sustainability and fair trade.

Rusty old ladies needing some restoration are warmly welcomed!

Over the last two and a half years, more than 500 volunteers came together with our core crew to share their energy, creativity, skills and ideas to successfully transform a century old ship from a rusty hull into a thriving, dynamic community. Still to this day, the Valparaiso acts as a community hub, attracting artists, travellers and volunteers from all walks of life to a place where sustainability, art, technology and stories unite. Together, we contribute to a bigger story. It is this significant accomplishment that creates the solid foundation for our next ambitious adventure.

We are now looking to build on this inspirational success and prepare a new ship and crew! In collaboration with our sponsors, partners and volunteers, we aim to set sail on an explorative journey of human connection and trade that puts people and trust back in the fore-front of the exchange.

We aim to create a mobile community marketplace, using goods upcycled, traded or donated as an exchange for human-based commodities such as skills, crafts and stories of the local communities. By exploring alternative ways to trade, we hope to help reveal that all of us have something significant and valuable to offer.

To support our relations with our global community, we will be creating a trading app, as well as a full-length documentary to share the accomplishments and stories behind the many faces that we encounter during our ships transformation and travel. This is an important piece of our collaboration, embodying our belief that it is only with each of our individual stories that we are able to tell one whole story together; the story of Adventures of the Valparaiso.

We are now determined to equip a larger, seaworthy ship and are inviting you to join us!


The ship we are searching for to give birth to this vision will be:

* Seaworthy

* Able to sail

* With engine

* 24 – 33 metres in length

* Made of steel

* In any condition!


We hope that you will come on board with our project, and get in touch.


We hope to see you on-board with our project!

Want to contact us? Feel free to throw us a message in a bottle at

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Be a Storyweaver and compose a videogame

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The challenge of the Storyweaver is to take the vision of the Valparaiso and its New Pirate Economy and use their skills to craft it into a video game. It will be a virtual experience to allow others to gain an understanding of the life of a new age pirate on an adventure delivering a fair trade marketplace. They may not be able to feel the wind in their hair or smell the sea breeze, but it will create something that allows them to feel a warmth from a visionary concept of connecting people around the globe and sharing in their own stories and individual craft.

Video games are fast becoming a well renowned method of storytelling. An engaging way to put yourself in the shoes of the main character and create your own experience of the challenges that they are faced with. In this way we are able to learn not only about ourselves and how we react in different circumstances, but also gain an understanding of another perspective.

The challenge is to craft the concept and vision of the New Pirate Economy into an interactive tale for all these landlubbers to share in!


Captains favorite game SNES Zelda 🙂

  • Title : Storyweaver for SNES style video game.
  • Where : Online
    Time needed :  2 months ?
    In Short :Are you an experienced video game programmer or wanting to improve your skills by working on a new project? Well you’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for talented individuals who want to be involved in developing a game based on our concept of The New Pirate Economy.

Example (open to a different approach but with the same concept):

Aim: to sail around the world to trade creatively and sustainably

  • Gain tools through trade to create items/artwork to trade further
  • When you make more than 3 trades in one location you have built enough connections and made enough trade to “boost your energy” to move to the next location
  • If you gain a person with a useful skill (e.g mechanic, painter etc) which is relevant to the ship’s current state you can invite them on board to implement their abilities
  • At the end of the game, once you have more than 20 items which you’ve gained during your journey you make your way back to the Netherlands where you can trade with the local communities there and promote the message of The Pirate Economy

Want to apply ?

Please email to and we will send you the signup form!


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