I got this idea of eve fan fest when they said they wanted to make day trip stations.
how about making a mobile home “caravan” type of home.
Say have a “cap” size ship that can go anywhere but have no weapons and fighting abilities in travel mode.
but it can anchor up at be a tiny home away from home.
this would make things easier, as you can have all gods and loot in 1 place and have it with you when you leave the spot that you are exploring.
So here is a suggestion on how it might be
Freighter/Carrier size ship
no offensive weapons while not anchored
some offensive while anchored.
High slots - 8 high 2 citadel missile holders 1 Anchor holder can equip ore processing clone hub refinery and production. with then 1 spare for what one want on it.
Mid slots - 5 that can be used as normal.
Low slots 4/5 that can be used as normal- but 1 dedicated to subspace power anchor to facilitate power when it goes into anchor mode.
In anchor mode it must use fuel as normal citadels to operate all modules.
( * It have 1 bay of citadel fighter wing along as defensive capabilities only usable in anchor mode.)
It operates as a normal citadel in anchor mode and normal ship in unn anchor mode.
Would also like to see ships up to cruiser or bc be able to dock inside it. this is just a wish tho. but it have a small range tethered option of say 2km or alike.
Anchor/Unn anchor time say 1h /1,5h