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Traveling consultants opt for homelessness

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Traveling consultants like Tom Hart often are allowed to work from home on Fridays. Hart works in Boston Monday through Thursday, is based out of Chicago, and travels to visit friends most weekends. On Friday, Feb. 9 2007, home was Boulder, Colorado. (Jacob Giehl/courtesy Tom Hart)

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Traveling consultants like Tom Hart often are allowed to work from home on Fridays. Hart works in Boston Monday through Thursday, is based out of Chicago, and travels to visit friends most weekends. On Friday, Feb. 9 2007, home was Boulder, Colorado. (Jacob Giehl/courtesy Tom Hart)

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Traveling consultants like Tom Hart often are allowed to work from home on Fridays. Hart works in Boston Monday through Thursday, is based out of Chicago, and travels to visit friends most weekends. On Friday, Feb. 9 2007, home was Boulder, Colorado. (Jacob Giehl/courtesy Tom Hart)

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Traveling consultants like Tom Hart often are allowed to work from home on Fridays. Hart works in Boston Monday through Thursday, is based out of Chicago, and travels to visit friends most weekends. On Friday, Feb. 9 2007, home was Boulder, Colorado. (Jacob Giehl/courtesy Tom Hart)

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Young, well-paid consultants who travel constantly sleep in hotel rooms or on friends' couches rather than rent apartments they never use. But there's a downside to the vagabond life.


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