North Dakota oil workers live in spartan 'man camps'

Becky Kramer profiles oil workers in North Dakota who live in housing that allows them to focus on work:

“The man camp really simplifies your life,” said Clay Ness, 49, of Billings, who lived in an apartment before he moved into Bear Paw Lodge. “You don’t have to go shopping and prepare meals. That takes a lot of time. A trip to Wal-Mart was never less than one and a half hours.”

Spartan rooms contain a single bed, television, desk and chair. The housekeeping staff changes the sheets every other day.

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