This is just one rendering of what the off-shore workplace could look like. Work and live just 12 miles off the coast of San Francisco, and no need for a U.S. work visa. Launching (so to speak) Summer 2014, you can rent a room from $1200/month. And if your business is wildly successful and you outgrow the space, they will work to move your business to the mainland.
From the Blueseed web site:
Blueseed is creating the world’s most amazing startup community for entrepreneurs, on a cruise ship 12 nautical miles from the coast of San Francisco, in international waters. The location allows startup entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world to launch or grow their companies near Silicon Valley, without the need for a U.S. work visa. The ship will be converted into a coworking and co-living space, and will have high-speed Internet access and daily transportation to the mainland via ferry boat. So far, over 1300 entrepreneurs from 67 countries have expressed interest in living on Blueseed.