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Leonie Müller - Student who lives in TRAIN (Germany)

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A German student was so fed up with landlords she decided to live on a TRAIN. Leonie Müller, 23, gave up her permanent abode in spring. "It all started with a dispute I had with my landlord," Müller told the Washington Post. "I instantly decided I didn't want to live there any more - and then I realised: actually, I didn't want to live anywhere any more." Müller pays £240 for a nationwide monthly season ticket on the railways, whereas her last apartment cost £290. She carries all her possessions - clothes, tablet computer, studying material and a sanitary bag - in a backpack and washes her hair in the on-board bathroom. "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," she said. And she told German TV station SWR: "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 also studies on board - and her train experience has formed a crucial part of her education. Documenting her experiences in a blog, her nomadic experiences are also the subject of her undergraduate dissertation. "I want to inspire people to question their habits and the things they consider to be normal," Müller told the Washington Post. "There are always more opportunities than one thinks there are. The next adventure is waiting just around the corner - provided that you want to find it." For more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/student-fed-up-landlords-chooses-6304623