Following his passing, Popula published a posthumous interview with the late TV personality, which was conducted in February 2017. In the interview, Bourdain opened up about why he always preferred renting to owning his home.
"The perfect house will probably make me sad, and terrified… a house is a commitment, you know?" he said in the interview. "You have to take care of it. It’s like any beautiful thing you have to maintain and protect. And then you also have to consider who gets it after you’re gone."
"As much as I look at houses sometimes and think wow, that would be really nice, if that were my house, I know that I would be miserable," he continued. "It would be… cleaning out the… the gutters, and you know, what about the pipes freezing, and if you own a home it means you have to vacation in the same place every year. I’m a renter by nature. I like the freedom to change my mind about where I want to be in six months, or a year. Because I’ve also found you might have to make that decision… you can’t always make that decision for yourself, you know… sh** happens."