Meta Employee Takes 12 Year Lease on Cruise Ship

Meta Employee cruise ship
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An employee of Meta, age 28, has rented a place on a luxury cruise ship in order to be able to work remotely while traveling the globe.

An employee of Meta’s Reality Labs named Austin Wells signed a 12-year lease for a residence aboard the massive cruise liner MV Narrative, which has over 500 private rooms and apartments.

“The thing that most excites me is I don’t have to upend my daily routine, in order to go see the world. 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.” Austin Wells told CNBC

The employee of Meta paid $300,000 for a 12-year lease on a starter home on MV Narrative. There are 11 different types of houses on the cruise ship, with the most opulent, the “Global,” being 1,970 square feet and including four bedrooms, a dining space, two baths, and a balcony.

Wells will receive a 237 square foot space with a folding bed, pantry, and shower in the more basic “Discover” apartment. While the ship travels across the world, he intends to settle there for at least three years. The co-working facility, gym, spa, emergency services, and 24-hour room service are all included in his contract. Storylines is constructing the ship, which will sail in 2025.

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