Ben Discoe, former UI programmer. Lived at Google from October 2011 to November 2012.
Ben, the longest-dwelling Googler that we know about, was caught between alimony and payments on a farm in Hawaii. He bought a 1990 GMC Vandura van for $1,800. Discoe says the van had been modified by a "burner," which is a polite term for someone who attends Burning Man. He lived in the van for over a year. And in case you thought Google's security team was slacking off, Discoe says they were onto him from relatively early on: "Once they determined that the guy in the mysteriously parked white van was just an eccentric Googler and not the Unabomber, they never came by again."
Matthew J. Weaver, former ecologist. Lived at Google from July 2005 to August 2006.
Matthew says he lived in an RV near the US-101N onramp on a dare for 54 weeks, throwing parties and generally having a good time. This was before smartphones became a thing (and wireless Internet wasn't available where he was), so we can only assume he read a lot and thought deeply about why he was living in an RV at the office complex where he worked.
Anonymous. Lived at Google from 2011 to September 2014(?).
Somebody on Quora posted in September of last year that he or she had been living at Google since 2011. That is three years. If you have any idea who this person is, please email me.
Other anonymous dude. Lived at Google from May 2011 to July 2012.
This anonymous person, who sounds as though he has an obnoxious competitive streak, says that living in cars is cheating (Google buildings only, people!) and that he lived at Google for about 14 months. Cool story, bro.
We reached out to Google, which declined to comment for this story. We haven't heard anything back from Mountain View officials on whether or not living on the Google campus is kosher.