Google Employee Saves Tons Of Money By Living In Truck

The Google Parking lot is the area of residence of the truck house|Business Insider

A 23-year-old Google employee has been saving thousands of dollars on electric bills, rent and more by doing something quite surprising – he lives in a truck at Google HQ’s parking lot.

Brandon S. moved from Massachusetts to the Bay Area mid-May this year to start working for Google. His apartment cost him roughly $2000 a month in rent.

This truck is the home of a Google Employee

Home sweet home for one of Google’s employees (Image courtesy of Business Insider) 

“I realized I was paying an exorbitant amount of money for the apartment I was staying in – and I was almost never home,” says Brandon. “It’s really hard to justify throwing that kind of money away. You’re essentially burning it – you’re not putting equity in anything and you’re not building it up for a future – and that was really hard for me to reconcile.”

He started planning for a truck house immediately. He used his signing bonus from Google to purchase a 16-foot Ford that had run 157,000 miles, turning it into his home.

The Google Parking lot is the area of residence of the truck house

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He just pays the truck insurance. Google pays his phone bills and he doesn’t use electricity at all. The truck has built in overhead lights; he uses rechargeable batteries to back up his cell phone and charges his laptop at the office. All of his food and showers are in the Google campus – he has his three meals at work and showers in the post workout corporate gym section.

Another perk of his lifestyle is that he never encounters traffic on his way to work. He lives in the parking lot, which is just a few seconds away on foot from his office.

A Minimal Lifestyle saving astonishing money

Brandon’s simple lifestyle has increased his savings drastically

Brandon is now saving over 90% of his income and is using it take down his student loans. He still has to pay $16,449 for his graduation costs. Though even necessities like a toilet are missing in his truck house, this awesome employee says that at this cost, the 128-square-foot space is large and more comfortable than a bedroom returns to just for sleeping purposes.

This man isn’t stopping anytime soon. Modern amenities vs. financial freedom – which do you think is more important and why? Let us know in the comments below.

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