As promised, here is the second part of my post series on the great and not so great things about living in a camper in the oilfield. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love being able to be here with Jacob and as I mentioned in my previous post there are some really awesome things about living this lifestyle. However, I must admit, there are a few things that are less than ideal. Obviously, they are not deal breakers or I would not be here, but perhaps if you are thinking of embarking on your own camper living adventure, they are things you might want to consider.
Privacy Does Not Exist- Want to live in a camper? The first thing you will need to do is to hang your privacy at the door. For some folks this is easy, for those of us introverts (as Jacob and I both are) who need alone time, this can be a challenge. Thankfully, we are able to work out our schedules so that we can find at least a little bit of alone time. For the most part. Even if it means locking ourselves in the bathroom.
Your Neighbors Are Right On Top Of You- Privacy inside the camper is at a premium, but privacy outside the camper is non-existent. Since most people spend a great deal of time outside the camper this makes many of your activities less private than even an apartment, where you have walls. And speaking of walls, camper walls can be thin. You will hear your neighbor’s conversations when they are outside. And they will hear yours. So, be mindful of what you say.
Your Neighbors May Not Be The Most Savory of Characters-Most of this post is meant to be taken in a light-hearted manner. However, I want you to take this item seriously.