Matt Rafferty, a former employee who lived in the dorms, explained the ease living in the dorms offers to residents. He quit his job back home and came to Yellowstone looking for something different, and said he loved how simple it was to live in the dorms, because he never had to worry about it (room and board costs are automatically deducted from your paycheck).
“To get to live in a place like this, and yet having housing taken care of, food taken care of, it’s so easy,” Rafferty said. “Any place else, you’re trying to find your own apartment and you have to figure out how you’re going to make ends meet. Here, it’s like, that’s all taken care of, and you can just work and then get outside and have fun.”
Full disclosure: this experience, no matter how incredible, isn’t for everyone. If you can’t go without stable WiFi, constant cell phone service and having a private bathroom, you might not find a home here. But remember: you aren’t here to stay in your dorm.
You live and work in one of the most amazing places on earth and Yellowstone’s 2.2 million acres are just begging to be explored. Why waste your time in this wonderland by sitting in a room only intended for you to sleep in? Get out there and have the adventures you can’t have anywhere else.
Community living is part of the adventure. Like all experiences in life, it is what you make of it. So choose to make the most of it.