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


travel nurse setting up her own housingAs a travelling nurse or medical professional you are away from home quite often and usually for long periods of time. If you move to a new location every thirteen weeks or even a just a couple of times per year you know that there are many steps and costs involved in securing clean, safe, and cost effective temporary furnished housing solutions. If you are a housing coordinator at a travel nurse housing company, you know as well that it takes a lot of time, money and effort to accomplish the 60+ steps for each and every furnished apartment you set up. By partnering with a professional temporary housing company whether you are required to find housing on your own as an individual or you do this for a company, you can save the time, effort, money, and headaches involved.

As an introduction I will briefly list each item and the number of steps involved and over the next several weeks I will discuss in great detail the steps/costs for each and show you how using a professional company like can save you 25-50% on the costs of doing it yourself, not to mention the valuable hours you will save by making one phone call and trusting the experts to do it for you.

[pullquote] If you move to a new location every thirteen weeks or even a just a couple of times per year you know that there are many steps and costs involved in securing clean, safe, and cost effective temporary furnished housing solutions.[/pullquote]

The Apartment – There are 16 steps involved just in locating and securing an apartment that will rent to you on a short term basis…many apartments will not even consider leases less than six months.

The phone, cable, internet, water and gas companies each have five steps involved and usually deposits or connection fees associated with each one…these combine for 25 individual steps.

The furniture and house wares rental involves at least ten steps between them and you will pay much higher rates than a professional furnished housing company. This increases your costs significantly.

You will also need to rent a washer and dryer should they not be included in the apartments, adding an additional five steps to your process. And what about maid service if you choose to have that included? You will have to find a reputable company at a reasonable price adding another five steps and several phone calls.

As you can briefly see, when you really break it down, you have 60+ steps involved in setting up quality temporary furnished housing. These steps take a lot of time that you probably don’t have while you are worried about getting to your next travel nursing assignment. By securing a relationship with a travel nurse housing company that does this every day, you will be relieved of the headaches as well as the financial burdens associated with doing it alone. For housing coordinators, your life will be much easier as well by making one phone call instead of potentially hundreds for each new location you need.

Dan Gorman is a Certified Corporate Housing Professional member and an expert in the field of furnished housing for traveling nurses.  Please visit for more information about travel nurse housing solutions and locations or email at

About the Author:

The global marketplace makes many demands on workers. Moving to a new city for a month or two is often an expected part of job performance. After a long work day, who wants to spend an hour figuring how to work the cable box? Where is the best grouper dinner, beach hangout or the best wine selection? Is there a kayak launch for a downtown river tour? For Avenida guests, all these small but important details are attended to – help and answers are just a phone call away. Whether they need the name of a gourmet grocery, advice on reputable daycare, or recommendations on the right restaurant for a special occasion, the Avenida guest has no worries. And they know that Avenida proprietors Claudia and Dan Gorman treat every customer as the only guest. How is this possible? It’s possible because a unique story that begins in Brazil and comes together in Tampa, resulting in a relocation service that combines South American hospitality and North American efficiency. The story begins in the mid-90’s when a mutual friend introduced Brazilian native Claudia to Marine Corps sergeant Dan, then stationed in Rio de Janeiro. The couple married and started a family, regularly visiting their favorite vacation spot -Tampa. The family flourished over the next ten years as Claudia’s Brazilian hospitality and people skills made it possible for her to build a successful cleaning business. Meanwhile, Dan became a Marine officer, developing the virtues that would later serve his young business: integrity, adaptability, discipline and commitment to the highest standards. When he left active duty, Dan and Claudia knew one thing: they wanted to move to Tampa. Soon after arriving, they recognized that their unique skills could help others who were temporarily or permanently relocating to the Bay area. And so Avenida was born. Avenida guests enjoy all the benefits that come from working with a locally owned business operated with international sophistication. Each Avenida home comes with a customized welcome book giving in-depth information about goods and services specific to the area. Avenida homes are tastefully decorated for personal appeal and are set-up to the highest standards. This kind of service is what Avenida guests enjoy. Dan and Claudia’s latest focus is providing the absolute best in temporary furnished housing for the Traveling nurse and medical professional. Building upon the experiences of both Dan and Claudia’s personal and professional travels, Travel Nurse Housingcom has been created to cater to the specific individual needs of the traveling nurse. With many customizable options, is an easy to use, reliable, and economical way for the nurse staffing company or even individual nurse to book their temporary furnished housing without spending a lot of time and effort looking on their own.

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  1. Sue Miller


    It isnt this hard. Actually just post in craigslist. Secondly call on unfurnished apartments. I dont need a bunch of furniture— carry and inflatable mattress. Go to good will for table ware, pots, pans, etc. Cable? … stream your own shows on your computer. Air B&B is also another good resource. Remember your only there for 13 weeks.

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