Youngest Google Employee

Brandon, a 23-year-old software engineer, relocated from Massachusetts to the Bay Area in mid-May to start work at Google, but he opted out of paying an exorbitant amount for a San Francisco apartment – minimum $2,000/month. Instead, he parked a 128-square-foot truck at company headquarters and decided to live in it. Only the essentials can be found inside, and that includes: The main things “a bed, a dresser, and I built a coat rack to hang up my clothes.” “I realized I was paying an exorbitant amount of money for the apartment I was staying in – and I was almost never home. 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,” said Brandon. Continue reading to look inside the truck.

Youngest Google Employee
Youngest Google Employee
Youngest Google Employee

“He started laying the groundwork for living out of a truck immediately, as he knew he’d be returning to work full time in San Francisco. A school year later, he was purchasing a 16-foot 2006 Ford with 157,000 miles on it. It cost him an even $10,000, which he paid up front with his signing bonus. His projected “break-even point” is October 21, according to the live-updating ‘savings clock’ he created on his blog, ‘Thoughts from Inside the Box’. His one fixed cost is truck insurance – $121 a month – as he doesn’t use electricity, and his phone bill is handled by Google.” according to Business Insider.