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Toyota Tacoma = College Dorm

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by buckweaver, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member


    By Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
    February 19, 2007

    After a long day of film classes, working at the Apple Store, rock climbing at the gym and finishing homework in the student union, Cal State Fullerton senior Andy Bussell heads home — to a white Toyota Tacoma with a twin-size mattress in the truck bed, a camper shell for protection and black curtains for privacy.

    The 26-year-old has been living in his truck for nearly 19 months, skirting rules against sleeping in vehicles while otherwise living the life of a mainstream student. What started out as a way to save some cash has turned into a journey of self-reliance and independence.

    <snip> Steven Cuellar, 23, met Bussell about two years ago while working at the Apple Store in Fashion Island. When he learned about his friend's plans to live in a truck, he was stunned.

    "I thought it was a crazy, whacked-out idea," said Cuellar, who graduated from Cal State Fullerton in June. "At the same time, I know him, so I was like, I know he can do it. He's all like outdoorsy … and that's the perfect setup for a person who likes to be outdoors. It's like camping 24-7."

    <snip> He hopes to shoot travel pieces and nature documentaries, and plans to write a book about his experiences. Postings on his blog, gotruckyourself.blogspot.com, will provide fodder.
  2. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    Hey it beats being woken up by your neighbor coughing their lungs up just minutes after hacking down a few dorals in 8 degree weather.
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