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Meet America’s new nomads

(Dec. 4, 2017) -- For many, sacrificing some material comforts had allowed them to survive, while reclaiming a small measure of freedom and autonomy. But that didn’t mean life on the road was easy.

NEW YORK — During three years of research for my book, Nomadland: Surviving America in The Twenty-First Century, I spent time with hundreds of people who had arrived at the same answer. They gave up traditional housing and moved into “wheel estate”: RVs, travel trailers, vans, pickup campers, even a salvaged Prius and other sedans.

For many, sacrificing some material comforts had allowed them to survive, while reclaiming a small measure of freedom and autonomy. But that didn’t mean life on the road was easy.

Read the full story from The Guardian.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

2 comments

  1. One thing that was not mentioned was the numbers of Asians, and Europeans who travel here for a few months every year to help fill all of those jobs

  2. Please quit sharing about this misleading book. It is not an accurate portrayal of Workampers or the Workamping lifestyle. It just a method for the author to further her journalism career.

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