Woman Moves Out Of Her Permanent Abode To Live On A Train Because She’s Fed-Up Of Paying Rent [Photos]
One woman became so fed up of renting that she took matters into her own hands.Following a dispute with her landlord, Leonie Müller, 23, from Stuttgart, Germany, gave up her permanent abode to live on a train.
From her entire wardrobe and laptop to wash bag and textbooks, student Leonie carries everything she owns on the train with her.
And financially, she benefits from living on a train: The flat-rate ticket costs her about $380, whereas she had to pay about $450 for her previous apartment.
Müller told The Washington Post via e-mail
“It all started with a dispute I had with my landlord,I instantly decided I didn’t want to live there anymore — and then I realized: Actually, I didn’t want to live anywhere anymore.”I want to inspire people to question their habits and the things they consider to be normal, “I really feel at home on trains, and can visit so many more friends and cities. It’s like being on vacation all the time,” Müller said.
Instead, she bought a subscription that allows her to board every train in the country for free. Now, Müller washes her hair in the train bathroom and writes her college papers while traveling at a speed of up to 190 mph. She says that she enjoys the liberty she has experienced since she gave up her apartment.
The Tübingen University student is also in a relationship with a man in Cologne, so it suits her to live on the 190mph train and travel between his home, her mother’s home in Berlin and her university.
Müller frequently travels late at night, although she tries to sleep at the apartments of relatives or friends. Often, she is accommodated by her boyfriend, her mother or grandmother.
“Normally, we would have to have a long-distance relationship, but living on a train enables me to see him all the time,” Müller told German TV station SWR regarding her boyfriend. “Most of my friends really like the idea, although some consider it to be quite adventurous. Others, however, have reacted more negatively: They feel offended by the fact that I question the ordinary way of life and living.”