1. Live on a Train
Twenty-three-year old German university student Leonie Mueller gave into rising costs and moved from her apartment to take up permanent residence on a train. Reasoning that it would be cheaper, and inspired by an argument with her landlord she opted for a nomadic existence. She writes a blog about her experience, imploring people to question both their choices and ideas about what should be considered normal.
2. Live on a Sailboat
Motivated by exorbitant rents in San Francisco, Sarah Carter took to life on a sailboat. After purchasing a craft for under $10,000 her docking fees of $350 pale in comparison an apartment rental which would top out at over $3,000 a month. Although small, the boat is equipped with bed, kitchen, and closet. She is able to use the shower at the marina, and finds the 45-minute commute to work a small price to pay for this type of cost saving.