Storylines is building a residential cruise ship to travel the world nonstop from 2025.
Homes aboard the MV Narrative start at around $1 million for a studio with a Murphy bed.
Experience what it will be like to live in the million dollar house at sea.
For as little as $1 million, you can realize your dreams of spending your life at sea indefinitely.
Just be prepared to trade your cozy multi-room home for a condo studio so small you’ll have to sleep on a Murphy bed.
Storylines is building the 18-deck MV Narrative, the startup’s first luxury residential cruise ship, which will travel the world indefinitely.
The ship and its 1,000 occupants won’t embark on this once-in-a-lifetime journey until 2025, but the ship’s 547 floating condominiums are already capturing the hearts and wallets of many interested buyers.
Some floor plans are nearly sold out, Katie Drew, Storylines vice president of marketing, told Insider in August.
The 741-foot cruise ship is lined with 11 semi-customizable floor plans.
These residences range from a $1 million 237 square foot studio apartment comparable to luxury apartments in New York…
…to a lavish four-bedroom, two-story 1,970 square foot home that will cost buyers $8 million.
The 237-square-foot home isn’t your typical $1.1 million condo.
You’ll still have furniture like storage units, a closet, and a TV mounted on a swing arm, according to Storyline’s brochure.
But instead of a bedroom or a divider that separates the living room from the sleeping area, the studio uses a queen-size Murphy bed…
… which means the bed can be stored in the wall when not in use.
Telecommuters using Narrative’s WiFi can either use the ship’s workspace or rent its private offices.
But if they prefer to work from home, they can always use the table and the two chairs that are right in front of the bed.
A small bar separates this general living space from the bathroom.
Although there’s no tub, the neutral bathroom has modern furnishings and a bright vanity that could rival a bathroom in a multi-million dollar condo on earth.
Paying $1 million for a small studio can come as a shock to owners.
After all, the average $1 million US home is about 2,624 square feet, according to data from Zillow.
And the studio’s price doesn’t even include monthly “living expenses” of about $2,600 per person in a double-occupancy unit, according to the company’s brochure.
But aboard the Narrative, that list price and monthly fee doesn’t just include a house at sea.
Because the narrative is “all-inclusive”, this cost will also cover the owners’ daily food and drink at the ship’s 20 restaurants and bars…
… medical staff on board, swimming pools, a marina with water toys …
…a 10,000 square foot bowling alley and wellness center, which Storylines says is the largest of its kind at sea, to name just a few of the Narrative’s amenities.
And throughout the ship’s voyage around the world, residents will spend several days in international destinations like Istanbul, Turkey; Kotor, Montenegro; and Palermo, Italy.
So, yeah, paying $1 million for a tiny house might seem unreasonable.
But for travelers who never tire of exploring new countries, the opportunity to circumnavigate the planet every 3.5 years while living aboard a luxury cruise ship is probably worth every penny.
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