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As anyone who has ever rented a property knows all too well, dealing with landlords is no mean feat. 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. Leonie, who washes in the train’s bathroom, buys a £240 monthly season ticket to travel on any train, which is slightly cheaper than the £290-a-month rent she was paying. 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.  ‘Normally, we would have to have a long-distance relationship, but living on a train enables me to see him all the time,’ she told German TV station SWR about her decision.  ‘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 added in an interview with The Washington Post.

Leonie, who studies on the train, has also started a blog called Wherever You Go There You Are documenting her journey - and she’s basing her dissertation on her experience. 

Leonie told FEMAIL that due to the rising interest in her blog, she will be publishing an English version ‘very soon’.

The nomad does, however, admit that sleeping on the train can be difficult at times and she only ever manages to squeeze in the ‘odd nap’ because of the noise and worries over the safety of her backpack.

The student, who stays with her boyfriend, mother, grandmother or friends when she isn’t on board, added: ‘I want to inspire people to question their habits and the things they consider to be normal. ‘The next adventure is waiting just around the corner - provided that you want to find it.’