Teen opens mobile shower for grimy oil workers
ALEXANDER, North Dakota -- Eighteen-year-old Evan Jensen could smell opportunity in the air in North Dakota' s booming oil patch - in the form of his own B.O.
The South Dakota teen drove north to find work after graduating from high school and discovered that finding a place to shower in an area with a severe housing shortage is both tough and expensive.
So he converted a 53-foot semitrailer into a five-stall shower facility that has become a successful business venture.
Oil workers and others needing a wash pay $10 per shower.
The trailer also includes office and laundry facilities. A 6,000-gallon tanker provides fresh water and collects the greywater.
Jensen covered the $15,000 startup cost with money he earned trapping muskrats. He recently listed his business for sale on Craigslist at $95,000.