One Meta Employee Will Be Working From a Cruise Ship Condo While Traveling The World

Metaverse World via Unsplash by - Julien Tromeur
Metaverse World via Unsplash by - Julien Tromeur

A Meta employee purchased a 12-year lease for a cruise ship condo so he could work remotely while seeing the world, a report says.

CNBC reported earlier this month that Austin Wells, a 28-year-old employee of Reality Labs, Meta’s virtual reality arm, will be one of the residents on the MV Narrative. 

The cruise ship promises to allow guests to stay permanently at sea – at a price. Permanent 237-square-foot studios went on the market this year for $1 million.

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

“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.”

Wells told the outlet he is willing to work West Coast hours when the ship sets sail in Europe in 2025. That’s likely to result in working some very unsociable hours, including late evenings and early mornings.