By February 19, 2013 4 Comments

Travel Nurse Housing Resources

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travel nurse getting keys to housingChoosing between agency housing and taking the stipend can be a huge decision.

While taking agency housing seems the easiest, it does have its disadvantages. You really have no control over apartment location; there will be a short move in date (usually 2 days before assignment) and also a short notice of location.

Taking the housing stipend gives you absolute control to find an apartment of your choosing. However, it is also not without its challenges. The biggest: finding a decent apartment with a short-term lease.

There are a couple sites that advertise housing for travel nurses with short-term leases, you just need to know where to look. Travel Nursing Central has a great travel nurse housing tool. It’s free to post and browse. It has about 500-600 ads on a given day. Most of the housing has short-term leases and many even come furnished.

Airbnb, while not specifically for travel nurses, has a great selection of short-term leases with some beautiful properties. Many come to this site looking for vacation homes, but you can find some killer deals here that you can rent out for months at a time. My favorite part about this site is the reviews, this way you can actually weigh other traveler’s experiences about a particular listing before committing.

Before deciding on company housing or finding your own, be sure to weigh your options. Is the hassle of setting up your own apartment worth the few extra dollars you may pocket from taking the stipend?

Here are a few past posts to help you to decide:

Travel Nurse Housing – The “Real” costs and steps to set up temporary housing (Part 1)

Travel Nurse Housing – Why Choose Corporate Housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I expect with housing provided by my company?

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My name is Jeannie Holmes. I specialize in social media, blogging and graphic design. I love writing for Travel Nursing Blogs.com, there's always new things to explore and learn. It's my mission to get down to the facts of travel nursing and let everyone know what a rewarding career it truly is. I’m also the Social Media and Brand Cultivator at Medical Solutions, one of the leading traveling nurse companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. Thanks for reading.

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  1. I am listed on Airbnd under Cozy Home in an Ideal Location in Santa Maria. I offer the best deal in the area.

  2. Have a dorm like studio move in ready. 1.5 miles to Scripps Encinitas

  3. Donna Mancini says:

    I am listed on AIRBNB under Experience Paradise in a ideal location for areas of Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Jacksonville and Orlando.

  4. Robin Pigeon says:

    Room in Condo available Dec 2nd 2015 in Overland Park Kansas

    I have a lovely private room in a condominium available with a private attached bath, fully furnished, all linens and towels provided. Females only, no pets. Very upscale and safe area.

    Close to: St Lukes South, Menorah Medical Center, University of Kansas Cancer Center, Children’s Mercy South, more.

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