Learning Life by Living on Four-Wheels

The Times ran a great story about a student at Cal State Fullerton who spent 19 months, during his college years, living in the bed of his white Toyota Pick-up truck.

To Andy Bussel his truck was his home.


Between attending Film Classes, working at the Apple Store as a Mac Genius, and working on homework in the Titan Student Union, Andy never knew where he would park next to get a few hours sleep. Not being able to afford rent (this is “The OC” and rent is extremely high in some areas of the County), Andy slept and studied in the back of his truck, watching movies off of his laptop (I’m guessing it’s a mac considering his employment) and keeping one eye out for the police.

During a stay in Costa Mesa a police officer issued Andy a ticket for 177 dollars. Shrugging it off, Andy stated that the ticket wasn’t bad considering he didn’t pay rent for months.

You can read about Andy’s experiences in his Truck and the sudden rise in media fame on his aptly named blog: gotruckyourself.blogspot.com

1 Comment so far

  1. Donna (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 10:35 pm


    If you ever need a drive way to crash and perhaps a cup of coffee email us and we will give you directions. We are a family in Anaheim Hills and think it’s great that you are acting so responsibly and taking care of your dept. Rent sucks. Good for you!
    Email me if we can help.

    Donna ;O)

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