Eagle Ford Shale Housing Gets a Creative Touch

Eagle Ford Shale housing needs have left very few beds open for those looking to move in to South Texas to take advantage of oilfield jobs. Several companies are stepping up to creatively meet the housing needs of South Texas. From Cotulla to Carrizo Springs and Three Rivers, man camps are popping up for oilfield workers. These new camps aren't the trailer parks you are used to. The newest facilities have onsite chefs and sport game rooms and workout facilities. When you consider the population density of some of the counties where the Eagle Ford is booming, the area will need more hotels, motels, RV parks, and rental properties than many could have imagined a few years ago. If you need to book a hotel or simply find a place to live, check out the Eagle Ford Shale housing and lodging page to browse and book a room today.

Remote Logistics isn't the only company trying to make far-flung areas more comfortable.

John Gilmore of the Austin-based Eagle Ford Shale Housing LLC offers fully furnished double-wide trailers that were former model homes.

The big attractions of his Carrizo Springs operation are things such as full kitchens, Wi-Fi, satellite cable and TVs in every room.

“So many people are stuck in FEMA RVs and horrible living conditions,” Gilmore said. “Our idea is to do it a little nicer. Maybe for some of these guys, it's as nice as where they're living at home.”

Bob Zachariah is building a 77-room hotel in Cotulla that will have a pool, spa and playground, 24-hour restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, lounge areas, a gift shop, multiple meeting spaces, a media room for movie watching and a fitness center.

People will be able to order everything from towels to to-go box lunches from their TVs, and the business center will have fax machines and be like a “miniature Kinko's” so people can ship using UPS. He's working on licensing to be able to offer iPads or something similar.

“Basically, what we're doing is taking a five-star hotel concept that you see in New York or New Delhi or any of the major cities and bringing it down in size and converting it into an affordable hotel,” Zachariah said.

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