An American man named Austin Wells has recently bought an apartment on a cruise ship and claimed that it’s cheap to live there than in his city.
According to the sun reports,
“Austin Wells from San Diego paid $300,000 (£246,465) for a studio with a 12-year lease onboard the MV Narrative – a mega cruise ship with 500 private rooms and apartments. ”
“His 237 square foot entry-level room will include a foldaway bed, pantry, desk, and separate shower room.”
28-year-old Austin shared that he wants to travel the whole world, and he decided to get a studio apartment on a cruise ship so that he can travel anywhere anytime without getting in to hassle of boarding on flights, disrupted routines, and jet lags.
As per CNBC, by living on the cruise ship the San Diego native will not only save almost $500 every month but will also get the permanent access to all the medical facilities, a gym, a private kitchen, a farmer’s market, and 24 hours room service.
“The thing that most excites me is I don’t have to upend my daily routine, in order to go see the world,” Wells said to the CNBC.
“I’m going from this model where you want to go somewhere, you pack a bag, you get on a flight, you rent a room, to now my condo, my gym, my doctors and dentists, all of my grocery stores travel the world with me.”
He also told that he doesn’t need to worry about his job because of his new living arrangements as he works remotely at Meta+’s augmented and virtual reality division, Reality Labs.
“My working hours will be shifted towards evenings, nights, and very early mornings. But that does open up the ability for me to … maybe see a city midday to afternoon and then start my workday around six or 7 p.m.”
He further said, “This is probably the first time ever that there is even the ability to have a standard job and even consider working and living from a floating apartment complex.
On the cruise ship, there are several eating spaces and almost 20 luxury restaurants, and it also has many other facilities including a bank, school, spa, whiskey bar, swimming pool, cinema, and library.
Wells said that the average rental price in his hometown is around $2,500 (£2,053.88) each month and living on the ship will only cost him $2000 (£1,643.10) per month and he can easily save $500 on rent.
According to Austin, he will going to travel a lot in future and is excited to make more new friends on board.
“We will be traveling around the world, so it’s better when you make some good friends along the way.”
As per The Sun, “The cruise ship will be home to around 1,000 residents when it launches in 2025.”
“A penthouse apartment on other luxury cruise ships can cost $20.5 million (£16.8 million).”
“The cruise ship will be divided into 11 different types of homes, including a Global residence, which will consist of two levels and have four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large balcony, a dining room, and a walk-in closet.”
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