Recently, I have had two sets of guests, both of whom were "low budget". ( Fine with me..)
Both mentioned, in passing, that they spent little or nothing for accomodation ( when not at WSL, of course!). if necessary, they would camp illegally ( eg in town parks) . Both had been on the road for months with this attitude.
Now, I believe illegal camping is anti-social, and I found this a confronting experience : to think I was assisting people habitually behaving in an anti-social manner.
I also believe that free camping in Australia is quite different to illegal camping - there is enough free camping that illegal camping is (IMO) not ever necessary. This may be different in other countries, but here in Australia I never need to camp illegally myself, with a lot of tours behind me.
I think I will have to amend my profile to exclude illegal campers :(
(Maybe it's a co-incidence, but I notice illegal campers are less concerned for personal environmental issues than I am ....)
Anyway, I wonder what the forum thinks ..?