The Woman Who Lives on the Train
Last spring, 23-year-old German student Leonie Muller had a disagreement with her landlord and decided to move out…to the train.
Leonie told the Washington Post that she realized she could save $70 a month if she lived on the train instead of in an apartment. So she bought a ticket which enables her unlimited train travel around Germany. She washes her hair in the bathroom. She prepares her papers and studies for tests racing up and down Germany.
Leonie told the Washington Post, “I decided I didn’t want to live in my apartment anymore, and then I realized– I don’t actually want to live anywhere anymore. I feel at home on the trains. And I can visit so many friends and so many cities. It’s like being on a vacation all the time!”
Summer vacation is feeling veeery long to me right now. My house is crowded and messy and, like Leonie, I would REALLY enjoy a vacation right about now.
But the truth is, I would enjoy a vacation for a day or a two or maybe a week.
But then, yanno what?
I would miss my crowded and messy home and everyone in it.
And out of all the resorts, hotels, and trains in the world, this crowded, messy place is the place I’d most want to be.
Believe you me.