From Family Camps To Man Camps: A Brief History Of Housing Workers In The Oil And Gas Industry

“We saw where all the hotels were $280 a night, we saw where all the apartments were completely booked and sold out.”

By Diana Nguyen & Carlos MoralesOctober 12, 2018 8:56 am| , ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

For people working in the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin, finding housing can be a challenge. The blue-collar workforce often ends up in hotels, motels, and so-called man camps. Sometimes, companies even rent blocks of rooms to put their employees up.

But in the past, companies built their own housing, and it wasn’t just for employees — it was for their families, too. Since then, much has changed for workers heading to the Permian Basin to work in the oil and gas industry.

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