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Minimalist & Nomad

A wanderer and minimalist who enjoys the beautiful side of life. I’ve been traveling part-time since March of 2017, and in February of 2018, something changed: I began traveling full-time. Initially, I traveled by bus, train, carpooling, ferry, or foot through my forefathers’ homeland, and then I wanted to explore Europe and ultimately the World.

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About Me

My family arrived to Germany as refugees long before I was born, during a period when no one thought of me. They adjusted well and took use of the benefits that come with being a refugee in a new country.

They were given the opportunity to build a house as part of a project in a refugee living area. I was born at the perfect time, when this house was constructed and the garden was already planted, and I had a wonderful childhood. It was a peaceful and quiet settlement on the outskirts of a little town near Stuttgart.

Nice to meet you, I’m Ruben Storm

In 2017, I began part-time travel, transitioning to a full-time nomadic lifestyle in 2018. In 2020, I adopted a minimalist lifestyle. Upon returning to Germany after my initial trip, a journalist interviewed me, incorporating my story into an article published in both “Heilbronner Stimme” and “Mitteilungsblatt der Bessarabiendeutschen.”

»The 45-year-old Ruben Storm chose a different approach to his family history: In March of this year he traveled with a backpack from Stuttgart by bus, hitchhike and on foot to Ukraine. “My goal was to sit and have lunch on my grandparents property in Hoffnungstal”, he said with a mischievous grin.«

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