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Cruise ship is selling luxury homes cheaper than ordinary houses and you can travel world

Cruise ship is selling luxury homes cheaper than ordinary houses and you can travel world

A cruise ship has started selling luxury homes for customers who would prefer to call the vessel home than normal houses on land.

Seeing the world is a goal for millions around the globe but imagine being able to do so without leaving your home.

Cruise ships are not anything new, but some brazen individuals have taken to moving into luxury homes on cruise ships rather than settle for fixed abodes on land.

You would imagine that doing this would be quite an expensive endeavour, which it essentially is, but in some cases it can work out cheaper than buying an ordinary house.

Storylines cruises are currently offering luxury homes that would mean if you purchased you would sail around the world without very much leaving the comfort of your own home, a dream for many.

Though the residential homes on the cruise ship still go for a pretty penny.

The luxury homes for sale cost between $875k- $8m, so hardly pocket change.

But this still works out cheaper than some cities. According to Realtor.com, the median listing home price San Francisco, CA was $1.3m in October 2023.

Residential homes on the cruise ship still go for a pretty penny.
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While this might remain a dream to some, a guy from San Diego made it a reality and decided to move his life on to a cruise ship and bought an apartment on the vessel.

Austin Wells, 28, decided to live on a cruise that boasts 20 dining restaurant and bar options, a micro brewery, 10,000 book library, movie theater, three pools, gym, art studio and even an on-board doctor.

Luckily for the 28-year-old, his role in the technology company's augmented and virtual reality division is fully remote, meaning he has the flexibility for constant travel without midweek meetings in the office.

Luxury homes for sale cost between $875k- $8M.
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Wells' studio apartment onboard the MV Narrative, a residential luxury cruise ship, costs him $300,000 (£246,465) for a 12-year lease.

He explained that his job allows for some flexibility, so it is unlikely he is ditching the cruise to for midweek meetings in the office.

"My working hours will be shifted towards evenings, nights and very early mornings,” he told CNBC.

A guy from San Diego has already decided to move his life on to a cruise ship.
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“But that does open up the ability for me to … maybe see a city midday to afternoon and then start my workday around 6pm or 7pm.

"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."

Not sure if I’m ready to pick up my life and plonk it on a ship, but with rises in apartment prices, it is worth considering.

Featured Image Credit: Storylines

Topics: Travel