Meh. If you're working 12 hour shifts, does it really matter where you are living while you work? I rarely do anything but commute, eat, and sleep in the middle of a stretch of 12 hour shifts. I doubt I'd behave much differently if I lived in Whistler Village.
This is true.
Working 12-16 hours a day, I don't care so long as I have decent food, a clean room, and comfy bed. Most of the smaller temporary camps seem to work out OK. Not enough spare time in a typical day to even think about anything else.
I work all over the patch, all points north south east and west, across three provinces. Some of our best jobs and most financially rewarding hitches are in remote shit holes, with very little infrastructure. Wake, wash, eat, travel, work, travel, eat, crash out. Rinse and repeat. Mixed up with nights in some decent hotels and shorter stays in various towns/cities. Though a straight 15 days run in the bush 100km from civilisation can kinda send a guy a bit bush crazy.
Though personally, I wouldn't like to have to stay consistently in the same craphole. Variety is the spice of life, and at least the various types of hardships and inconveniences do keep things fresh and interesting. Nor would I like the 5000-person megacamp life. Would send me insane. Like being in jail. With all the luxuries, too!