Friday, April 15, 2005

RVs are home sweet home for Washington, DC workers.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Three years ago, Remi Bergeron set out in search of a home in the Washington region, alone and with a $150,000 budget.

"Around here, you have to go so far for a $150,000 house, forget it," he said. "I don't even think there are any."

So he drove his 36-foot RV from Winter Springs, Fla., to Hillwood Camping Park and made the rugged spot in suburban Prince William County, Va., his residence.

Bergeron chose the park for its proximity to work, the comforts of suburbia and, most important, its price: $513 a month. Here, he lives in his RV among other workers who also were drawn by the region's booming job market but were unable or unwilling to pay for its pricey housing. Full Story...

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