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Man who bought apartment on cruise ship as it's cheaper than renting shares what it's like inside

Callum Jones

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Man who bought apartment on cruise ship as it's cheaper than renting shares what it's like inside

Featured Image Credit: CNBC / YouTube/Storylines at Sea

A 28-year-old man who has decided to ditch the daily commute for an apartment on a cruise ship has shared exactly it's like inside.

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I think a lot of us dream of working our job while also being able to travel the world.

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But unfortunately, that isn't the case for a lot of us - with most choosing between one or the other.

However, Austin Wells lives just that dream after he made the enviable decision 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.

Naturally, there are tons of restaurants and bars to choose from. Credit: Storylines
Naturally, there are tons of restaurants and bars to choose from. Credit: Storylines

After committing to working remotely at Meta, Wells is expected to see countries around the world for around three and a half years.

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A sample itinerary says the cruise, which is expected to take off in 2025, is set to visit Rome, Naples, Venice, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Turkey.

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.

Speaking to CNBC recently, Wells said: "The thing that most excites me is I don't have to upend my daily routine, in order to go see the world.

Inside Wells' $300,000 Discover apartment. Credit: Storylines
Inside Wells' $300,000 Discover apartment. Credit: Storylines
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Not bad at all. Credit: Storylines
Not bad at all. Credit: Storylines

"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."

Thanks to his new residency, Well says he is looking forward to exploring 'harder-to-reach destinations or sea-based destinations like beautiful dive spots'.

"It's just like owning a condo. You can sell it, you can rent it," he added.

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Now we've also got a look at what Wells' new digs will be like. Take a tour of his room in the video below:

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Among the facilities on offer to Wells as part of his stay is a luxury swimming pool, which even seems to have some sun loungers submerged in it as per the pictures.

Residents will also have the opportunity to indulge in some entertainment thanks to the movie theater, and of course they'll be lots of opportunities to grab some food and drink.

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Despite visiting many European cities during his stay, Wells intends to work US West Coast hours.

One of the three swimming pools. Credit: Storylines
One of the three swimming pools. Credit: Storylines

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

"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 7pm."

Working weird hours does seem a small price to pay for travelling the world while working a 9-5.

Topics: News, US News, Travel

Callum Jones
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