Finding temporary housing is certainly on the top of the list when preparing for your next travel assignment. There are several options to choose from when searching for your housing accommodations. While finding the perfect housing option may take some trial and error, we’ve put together a guide to help you choose the right fit for you.
Furnished apartments are great options since many owners are open to short-term lease agreements. If you find the rent is a bit higher compared to renting an unfurnished home, remember that you can negotiate your stipends from your assignment contract to accommodate the higher rent you are looking to pay. As long as you can prove your “dual residency,” these tax-free stipends will help you to expand your search for temporary housing. Keep in mind, it’s always important to do your research and ask for reviews or testimonials before signing anything.
Utilizing Airbnb is a convenient solution to temporary housing while on assignment. If you’d prefer to experience the comforts of a home setting that fits your personal style, Airbnb has a wide variety of options. The furnishings are provided, internet is usually available depending on the owner and reviews are provided from former guests. It’s also a great way to get a local’s perspective of the new city you will be staying in for a bit. Airbnb even orovides things to do near the home that you’re staying in. When searching for a rental, filter your results to show “Superhost” options. These are the hosts that have a history of providing extraordinary experiences for their guests. Airbnb regularly follows up these Superhosts to ensure that these owners are in good standing with Airbnb’s outstanding hospitality standards as well.
The filter options also help to discover the best fit for you: Entire place or private room? Need internet? Free parking on premise? These are among the filters you can use when finding the perfect rental option for you. www.airbnb.com
If you’re a minimal traveler, house-sitting may be the perfect solution to your housing needs. Many of the house-sitting assignments involve watching over an animal(s), whether it be a cat, dog, or a whole farm of animals to keep you company. For a one-time fee, you can receive a whole year of house-sitting options all over the globe.
Follow this link to learn more about becoming a Trusted Housesitter.
Extended Stay Hotels
The availability and flexibility of extended stays help travelers immensely, especially when there are no apartments available. There are even special reward programs for those that use their accommodations regularly.
Camper Van Rentals
Renting a camper van is a fun and adventurous way to enjoy your travels to new assignments. Many companies have caught on to the millennial mindset of traveling in camper vans across the country to reduce cost in nightly accommodations and having the freedom of going anywhere. Some companies even include everything from utensils and duvet covers to propane tanks. Be sure to inquire about reward programs, especially if you find yourself renting camper vans frequently.
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