If you are like me, and are ten years of commuting that you can't stand trains any longer than you must be wondering why on earth someone would want to live on a train.
But it's happened. A German woman by the name of Leonie Müller moved out of her apartment, and now likes living on a train. It all started for the college student when she had a falling out with her landlord.
Muller told the Washington Post:
I instantly decided I didn't want to live there anymore — and then I realized: Actually, I didn't want to live anywhere anymore.
Instead, she bought a train pass allowing her to board every train in the country that she wants for the sum of $380, whilst her rent was $450. Sounds like a great deal right? Muller uses the train's bathroom to wash her hair, and finishes her college work whilst speeding across the country at 190 mph.
It really sounds like Muller is enjoying her experience:
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.
I read, I write, I look out of the window and I meet nice people all the time. There's always something to do on trains.
She tries to travel at night, but frequently sleeps in her grandmother's, mother's or friend's apartments:
Normally, we would have to have a long-distance relationship, but living on a train enables me to see him all the time.
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.
Fair play to her for making it work, but it's not something I'd be running to Connolly station to try and emulate. What about you?