Picture this: you’ve finally landed your dream assignment. All of the pieces are in place – you’re fully credentialed, the start date is set in stone, and the required documentation is filled out. You’re ready to start your travel nursing journey. Except, there’s still one minor detail that needs figuring out: short term housing.
Traveling to an entirely new city may seem overwhelming at first. That is why we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks that will come in handy when you are looking for housing before your assignment. Whether you prefer a fully furnished townhouse or a cozy hotel room, we’ve got you covered!
Figure Out What You Want.
Everyone has a different preference when it comes to housing – and that is why it’s so important to decide what option you are looking for. Think about what would make you the happiest and find out what little luxuries you are willing to work into the budget. Knowing what is most important in your housing arrangement will allow you the time to make sure that your travel housing will be comfortable and meet all of your personal needs. What qualities, location, and amenities are you looking for?
Check Out Extended Stay Hotels.
Hotels can make traveling to a new city quite easy and cost-effective. With benefits such as housekeeping, on-site laundry facilities, and even pet-friendly rooms, this housing option offers both comfort and convenience. Ask about discounts for extended stays – oftentimes hotels will offer discounted rates to travelers.
Use Your Resources.
Take a look at travel sites like AirBnB and Craigslist for short term stay options. Booking with these websites can be beneficial because they often provide a more affordable price point. Additionally, these living arrangements generally have more accommodations such as fully furnished options and provide a more “local” experience.
Ask Your Agency.
Check with your travel agency before you book, as it’s possible that they already have a compiled list of housing suggestions. Additionally, they might have established relationships in place to offer discounted rates to travelers. If nothing else, they might have their own tips and tricks on how to find temporary housing arrangements for your assignments. It never hurts to ask!
Post on a Public Forum.
Posting on a public forum might provide some valuable insight on housing options in the area. Find forums that are specific to traveling – as other individuals in the same boat as you might have some suggestions.
There are quite a few ways to find temporary housing, so it’s important to decide what’s best for you. Let these tips help guide you to finding your dream housing arrangement. If you have any additional questions about travel housing, chat with one of our recruiters and that would be happy to assist you (Live Chat Below!).
So, what are you waiting for? Your travel nursing adventure awaits!