Living in a van to save money.

New / Eng🍏 Tim
Apr 14 31 Comments

Has anyone thought about living in a van to save money on rent? Especially in cities that rent is just crazy high. Might be a good idea to try it for a while and save some money. Any thoughts?

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  • Google / Productex-xoogler
    Now, let’s get started by me giving you a little bit of a scenario of what my life is all about! First off, I am 35 years old.. I am divorced.. and I live in a van down by the river! Now, you kids are probably saying to yourself, “Now, I’m gonna go out, and I’m gonna get the world by the tail, and wrap it around and put it in my pocket!!” Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re probably gonna find out, as you go out there, that you’re not gonna amount to Jack Squat!!” You’re gonna end up eating a steady diet of government cheese, and living in a van down by the river! Now, young man, what do you want to do with your life?
    Apr 146
    • New / Eng🍏 Tim
      OP
      What? Now I am confused. If you are living in a van, you’ll have more money to spend in better diet and still save more money than renting a house.
      Apr 14
    • Google / Eng
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      His handle is ex googler, so maybe doesn't earn as much. But then again if you aren't at Google, why live in the van in MTV? is your new job in MTV? Could be his choice to live an "ironic" life too, like those billionaire trust fund kids who go to art schools and live in dingy apartments. Wish you the best Google. Hope you turn your life around.
      Apr 14
    • Facebook Probe
      Double whooooooosh
      Apr 14
    • Google / Eng
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      Also regarding diet, food banks and local churches in mtv offer really healthy food so you aren't malnourished. LMK if you need any help and bless your heart ex-googler
      Apr 14
    • Google / Enghooli.xyz
      Whoosh indeed 😁

      “van down by the river” is a popular SNL skit
      Apr 14
    • Amazon 737max💥
      He worked his ass off at Google playing beer pong and chasing the interns! Now he's going to have plenty of time to drink beer and chase trashy women living in a van down by the river!!!
      Apr 14
  • Facebook Probe
    Where do you think E3 Googlers in MV who don't want roommates live in?
    Apr 142
    • Google L7@AWS
      It would be better to sleep at work than to pay extra for a van
      Apr 14
    • Google / Eng🍑☁️
      You can get a used utility van for just a few thousand, and it won't depreciate much because of the utility aspect, so the long-term cost is really just a few hundred bucks in depreciation. Definitely worth the extra privacy and storage space
      Apr 14
  • Pandora joystick
    Get a sleeping bag and live at the office. For best results get into FAANG where you have shower and laundry facilities on site. No need for a van.
    Apr 143
    • New / Eng🍏 Tim
      OP
      Do they allow that? That’s actually a great idea for a single person. Would be crazy cool to try it for a while. Lol
      Apr 14
    • Google googler78
      Don't need a sleeping bag when you've got nap pods
      Apr 14
    • Northrop Grumman / EngHowCouldYu
      No, they don’t allow that lol. You have to break the rules but anything is possible
      Apr 14
  • Sirius XM Yndnd
    Yes! Down by the river.
    Apr 140
  • Uber TcOrDie
    Have fun staying single
    Apr 147
    • New / Eng🍏 Tim
      OP
      I am married, and I was thinking about living in a van with my wife.
      Apr 14
    • Cisco jakegndlf
      Why would you ever want to do that?
      Apr 14
    • New / Eng🍏 Tim
      OP
      Adventure + saving money. It’s ridiculous how much of my money goes to the landlord.
      Apr 14
    • Google / Eng🍑☁️
      If your wife is down for that, go for it. It's pretty low-risk; if you don't like it you can easily go back to the way it is now.
      Apr 14
    • Uber TcOrDie
      Unless you have a rly chill wife, I doubt it’ll fly
      Apr 14
    • Unless you are Alex Honnold, it ain't gonna work out.
      Apr 14
    • Cisco jakegndlf
      I was just watching Free Solo lol
      Apr 14
  • SAP / Engmb0oa0
    Low TC so plan to live in a van?
    Apr 144
    • New / Eng🍏 Tim
      OP
      Yea, I live in Dublin making 42k. I can afford rent and cost of living but I am not able to save much. So I was thinking I try this until I get a higher tc
      Apr 14
    • SAP / Engmb0oa0
      What? this is insane!Are you working for a tech company?
      Apr 14
    • Oracle alwzangry
      Did people's mind explode when they found someone makes a real world salary?

      OP, how about a mobile home? Vans will be the target of parking rules changing all the time. The manufactured or mobile homes are nice enough with less depreciation, I suppose.
      Apr 14
    • Salesforce Zed12
      Regarding mobile homes: https://youtu.be/jCC8fPQOaxU
      Apr 14
  • Shapeways gifted-bob
    There was an article somewhere that some google engineer lived in a car on Goog parking lot. He stayed late so people won’t burn him. :)
    Apr 141
    • Facebook bookfaceig
      I think he had a bucket too for when it was the middle of the night and he didn’t want to go back into the office
      Apr 14
  • Compass 905
    Is your TC really that bad??
    Apr 140

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