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"Roughing it" for the Olympics

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Call it alternative Olympic accommodation.  News1130 has been talking to the brave souls who are camping at the games.

The temporary trailer park set up at Jericho Beach is full of folks who rented RVs and drove up to one of the most stunning views of the city and North Shore mountains.  Well… they’re not all RVs.

Meg and her young family are up from Seattle and are in the only tent at the park.  “Everyone is warm and dry. And no one has offered to let us stay in their RV,” she laughs.

Despite the rain and chill, it’s actually pretty swank.  They have access to the food, showers, big screen TV’s and fireplace at at the Jericho sailing centre.

Did she ever picture herself packing a tent and Coleman for a winter Olympics?  “Yeah… we’re that type of people.”

At 100-bucks a night, it’s expensive tenting but bargain Olympic accommodation.  And it’s certainly not your usual jump-suited, RV crowd.

We found one woman — fabulously stylish, German, she lives in Dubai — and she says she’s surprised at the luxury facilities in the sailing clubhouse.  But she says won’t be camping at the next Winter Games… in frozen Russia.