Srimate Ramanujaye Namaha!
Very inspiring to see youth with such dedication and faith in sanatana dharma.
Until we wait for Swami’s answer here is a link to a related video.
Ramanuja-ParaKalandasan posted this earlier inside an existing alternate thread and i had referred him to this video of swami’s lecture in youth development program where one of the participating devotee raised the same question. I repost it here for Seshadri swamy’s reference as well..
You can watch the whole video and the 20+ parts linked to it..but the specific question comes in 14th minute , 13.30 or so.
Summary: Swami said if it long term scenario, it is better to a take a house with cooking facilities and cooking is a skill which brahmacharis must also learn :)-