Workampers are modern travellers who take temporary jobs moving around the US (and other regions of the world), in exchange for a free campervan space – usually, with electricity, water and sewer connections – and perhaps a salary. They usually live and help at
- camping villages
- park themes
- RV villages
- national parks
- organic farms
You might think that workamping is a modern phenomenon, but it comes from a very, very long historical tradition.
Some workampers live this way by choice, others have been forced by the recent recession. There are also a lot of retired people among the workampers.
There is no precise calculation of how many people live as nomads in the world today. Permanent travellers are a demographic nightmare. Statistically, they are diluted with the rest of the population, since the law requires them to maintain a fixed residence which is however fake.
Despite the absence of reliable numbers, anecdotal evidence suggests that the ranks of itinerant people began to swell with the collapse of the housing market, and then continued to grow.
Life’s becoming more expensive and this drives people to become nomads.
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