Actually,6and7are wrong in their assumptions. The point of traveling so much is to live inavery nice, INEXPENSIVE property.A$50k house in the boonies where the commuter lives may be much nicer thana$150k house in the crowded city where he works at.Iknow from experience. The $600k houseIused to own in the city was by far more modest and much smaller than the large $80k home thatIlive in now, which is well outside the city. None of my buddies, even those with salaries much more substantial than mine, have houses that come close. Oh, and carpooling plus telecommuting are what make the mega-commute feasible. Those are definitely not ’50s things.