A luxury cruise ship will allow residents to live permanently at sea. See inside its 237-square-foot studio apartments that sell for $1 million.

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  • 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.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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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.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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Storylines is building the 18-deck MV Narrative, the startup’s first luxury residential cruise ship, which will travel the world indefinitely.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship saloon from Storylines.

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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.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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Some floor plans are nearly sold out, Katie Drew, Storylines vice president of marketing, told Insider in August.

A rendering of the balcony of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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The 741-foot cruise ship is lined with 11 semi-customizable floor plans.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship saloon from Storylines.

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These residences range from a $1 million 237 square foot studio apartment comparable to luxury apartments in New York…

The Narrative Studio

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…to a lavish four-bedroom, two-story 1,970 square foot home that will cost buyers $8 million.

A rendering of the upper level of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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The 237-square-foot home isn’t your typical $1.1 million condo.

The Narrative Studio

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You’ll still have furniture like storage units, a closet, and a TV mounted on a swing arm, according to Storyline’s brochure.

The Narrative Studio

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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…

The Narrative Studio

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… which means the bed can be stored in the wall when not in use.

The Narrative Studio

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Telecommuters using Narrative’s WiFi can either use the ship’s workspace or rent its private offices.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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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.

The Narrative Studio

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A small bar separates this general living space from the bathroom.

The Narrative Studio

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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.

The Narrative Studio

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Paying $1 million for a small studio can come as a shock to owners.

A rendering of the dining room of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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After all, the average $1 million US home is about 2,624 square feet, according to data from Zillow.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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Source: 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.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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But aboard the Narrative, that list price and monthly fee doesn’t just include a house at sea.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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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…

A rendering of the Residents' Lounge of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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… medical staff on board, swimming pools, a marina with water toys …

A rendering of the marina on Storylines' MV Narrative cruise ship.

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…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.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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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.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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So, yeah, paying $1 million for a tiny house might seem unreasonable.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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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.

A rendering of the MV Narrative cruise ship from Storylines.

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