Ubiquitous work and new awareness leave their mark. If you've grown weary of the monotony of everyday life during a pandemic, now is your chance to pack your bags and move aboard a residential cruise ship for a new life on the sea.
In 2024 a startup, Storylines, will open a "luxury residential community at sea" that will include "affordable" accommodation in a cruise residence that can be lived in all year round.
A life on a cruise
According to CNN, a home aboard the 'residential' cruise would range in price from $ 400.000 to as much as $ 8 million. It would still be a place that levels the differences, don't you think? “We are all in the same boat”, aren't we? I know, this is bad.
The seaside community, which will live inside a ship called Narrative, will feature apartments up to two floors with four bedrooms and up to over 600 square meters (2.000 square feet) of space. Buyers will be able to buy them outright or sign a 12 or 24 year lease.
What if you feel like going down for a while?
Nemo problem. When you are not on a cruise, you can still make money by renting your "beach house" to other travelers.
As in any self-respecting 'condominium', however, there is always a price for the common areas. In this case, in addition to the cost of the apartments, the residents of the luxury community will have to shell out between 65.000 and 200.000 dollars for a "tourist tax" that will guarantee them all the benefits of the cruise 'for life'. There is obviously the cleanliness of the ship, there are medical services, a subscription to on demand services for TV and internet and other benefits.
The buen retiro
Although the costs may appear objectively prohibitive, the memberships to life on a cruise seem plentiful. At least to hear the founder of Storyline, Alister Punton. The businessman he says he already has a nice group of future residents: "We have retirees, children and all other age groups, including the younger types of digital nomads."
The idea of living in a building that constantly changes landscape is not bad, if you think about it. In 2024 Narrative will set sail for its first 'tour' of 1000 days: it will cross 6 continents.
Have a good trip of a lifetime!