A German student swapped her flat for a train ticket. You’d have to be a rich masochist to do that in the UK

A German student swapped her flat for a train ticket. You’d have to be a rich masochist to do that in the UK

Leonie Müller uses the railway to write essays, catch up on sleep and even wash her hair. In Britain, the huge fares, late-running services and terrible Wi-Fi would make that impossible – never mind utterly unbearable

This week, an enterprising young woman called Leonie Müller made international news after it was reported that she had traded in her Stuttgart flat for an unlimited rail ticket and was now living on the German railways.

Following an argument with her landlady, the 23-year-old student left her apartment and, on 1 May, began an experiment in nomadic living. She now writes her essays using Deutsche Bahn’s Wi-Fi, washes her hair in the locomotive loos (the 41-minute stretch between Mannheim and Stuttgart is just long enough to get her style right) and zones out annoying fellow travellers with noise-cancelling headphones.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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