Shailene Woodley doesn’t get to spend much time with friends and family, so she decided every extra moment in her life is dedicated to them.
Shailene Woodley has made no secret about her enjoyment of the simple things in life, and it looks like that includes having no place to live. The actress told Jimmy Kimmel that everything she owns can fit into a carry-on suitcase — and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Woodley said her decision to get rid of her home came after she realized she was only home for a little more than two weeks in 2013.
“I was only home for 15 days last year and I got home and I was like, ‘I don’t want to be alone. I want to be with my friends and family,'” said Woodley. “So, I got rid of everything just so I could have one suitcase that would be easy to transport between houses and just kind of couch surf for a few months.”
Those 15 days are important days for her to spend time with family and friends, and she decided to sleep on their couches any time she is not working.
“It takes so much stress away when you’re like, ‘I only have one pair of jeans to wash,'” she said, adding that she finds her new lifestyle “refreshing.”
So what is in that carry-on suitcase? Woodley said she has a few shirts, tank tops, a hoodie, computer and a few other items. Until very recently, her list of possessions didn’t even include a phone, but her career called for one.
“I do have a phone right now because we’ve been doing so much press and they were like, ‘Shai, we need to be able to get ahold of you, so here’s a temporary phone and we’ve taped the number to the back of it so you won’t forget it,'” she explained. “It’s kind of hilarious.”
You might think any successful actress (or human being) might want to show it off with a big house, but that’s not who Woodley is. She said she did have a house, but decided to give it to her grandma to live her couch-surfing dream.
You can see Woodley next in her new film The Fault in Our Stars, in theaters June 6.