- Meta employees spent $300,000 on a cruise ship condo that sails the world.
- Austin Wells told CNBC that he not only wants to travel the world but also wants to continue working from home.
- MV Narrative will set sail in 2025, with permanent residency starting at $1 million.
Meta employees have bought 12-year leases of cruise ship condos so they can continue to work from home while watching the world, the report says.
CNBC reported earlier this month that Austin Wells, a 28-year-old employee of Reality Labs, Meta’s virtual reality arm, will become one of MV Narrative’s residents.
The cruise ship promises to allow guests to live permanently at sea – at a price.
Wells, a San Diego native, told CNBC that he was fascinated by the opportunity to see a world where he could continue to work while maintaining what appeared to be his daily routine. And a 12-year lease capped the price of his soon-to-be-digital nomad.
“What excites me most is that I don’t have to change my routine to see the world,” Wells told CNBC.
“From this model of wanting to go somewhere, packing up, getting on a plane, renting a room, condominiums, gyms, doctors and dentists, grocery stores all travel. The world is me. along with.”
Wells said he plans to continue working in the West Coast time zone when the ship sets sail for Europe in 2025.
“But it opens up the possibility for me to… see the city from noon to afternoon and start working around 6 or 7 p.m.,” he told CNBC.
Operated by luxury travel company Storylines, MV Narrative promises residents the chance to visit all six continents on 1,000-day voyages, spending an average of three days in each port.
The price tag includes almost everything a resident needs, with food, beverages and laundry services provided, as well as all the recreational activities found on luxury cruise ships such as gyms and performances. .
Meta Wells recently announced plans to shrink office space and expand work-from-home orders to cut costs after huge losses this year.