Many Oilfield Workers Prefer Mobile Homes Over “Man Camps”
Housing is one of the biggest challenges for workers coming to work in the blocking oilfields and some employers offer a solution in the form of a single room in something known as a “man camp” in Western North Dakota. However, many of the workers who choose to live in the man camps discover that this easy solution is not necessarily the best solution for them.
While many camps do offer attractive benefits, like a community kitchen and chefs to prepare the food, there are downsides to living in one of these camps.
The Problems With Living In a Man Camp
Man camps have strict regulations on what is allowed and not allowed inside of the camp.
If you have children, you might be surprised to find the children are not allowed inside of the man camp’s. This may not seem like a problem if your family is staying back home, but what are you going to do when your family comes to visit you?
Alcohol is strictly prohibited in man camps. Obviously, this rule is designed to prevent problems, and we also have rules in place regarding noise and disturbances, but what if you just want to relax and have a drink after work. You essentially have no choice except to go to a local bar, but then you have to worry about getting home safely and staying within the rule of law.
By comparison, if you are staying in your own manufactured home, then you can relax and enjoy a beverage at home.
You also have to deal with being surrounded by other people. It’s essentially like living in an army barracks instead of living in an apartment or your own home.
By comparison, if you can find a mobile home for rent, then you’re essentially living in your own home.
The Benefits of Living In A New-Model Manufactured Home
One of the benefits of living in a mobile home is that you don’t have shared walls like you have been a man camp or an apartment. This usually translates into you being able to get a better nights sleep.
The challenge of course is finding a mobile home for rent in any of the towns in Western North Dakota.
The Bakken oil boom has created a huge shortage in housing.
To help with this housing problem, we have purchased 11 new model manufactured homes. Each home features four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and the washer and dryer so you don’t have to go to the laundromat and waste your time washing your clothes.
We also have all the amenities of home. You’ll have the option of adding high-speed Internet and satellite TV to your monthly rental (available from local providers).
All of this just means that you’ll be able to come home after hard days work, relax, grab your favorite beverage and either connect with friends and family over the Internet or catch one of your favorite games or shows, and then get a good nights sleep.
Call Us Today to Check Availability
Availability is extremely limited so we encourage you to call us at (701)641-6244 or contact us as soon as you know you’re going to be coming to the area.