What started as an argument with a landlord ended up becoming one girl’s impetus to living a freer life.
One day Leonie Muller from Stuttgart, Germany got into a heated dispute with her landlord. It was then she realized that she didn’t want to live there anymore. “Actually, I didn't want to live anywhere anymore," Muller told in an interview with The Washington Post. Instead of looking for a new apartment like any normal 23-year-old would, Leonie decided to pursue her love for trains one step further by actually living in one.
"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," Muller said.''
Packing her entire wardobe, a laptop and textbooks she uses for her studies, Muller bought herself a ticket and got on a train and never looked back. She found that most of her needs are well accommodated even while travelling at speeds of 190 miles per hour. She uses the train bathroom to wash her hair and enjoys the moving scenery while reading her school papers.
The clear benefit of this lifestyle aside from living a life of travel? She used to pay $450 rent for her apartment; a flat-rate ticket that lets her board every train in the country costs her around $380.
For those times when she isn’t on a train heading somewhere, she spends time with her mother, her grandmother, or boyfriend, who lives in Cologne. "Normally, we would have to have a long-distance relationship, but living on a train enables me to see him all the time," Müller revealed to SWR, a German TV station.
She added, “I want to inspire people to question their habits and the things they consider to be normal.” In this regard, I personally feel she is right.