A newly minted 23-year-old Google employee who graduated from college with $22,434 in student loan debt expects to pay off his obligations within the next six months.

Business Insider reports that “Brandon” has already paid down his┬ástudent loans to $16,449 in the last four months. But there’s a catch.

To avoid paying the San Francisco Bay Area’s astronomical rent, he’s living in the back of a 128-square-foot box truck, and blogging about the experience.

While it’s not as harsh a life as you might imagine, not everybody will be able to follow Brandon’s example. Google provides employees with three meals a day, and he showers in the company gym.

A longtime news reporter and editor, Matt Carter is out to help consumers find the information they need to make informed decisions about their personal finances. He's an avid producer and consumer of news and analysis about new business models and tools, market trends, and politics and regulations. Email: mcarter@credible.com