Hi Everybody! I am a new travel nurse and I just got my first assignment!!! I feeling so excited, yet terrified. I will be working day shift in the ICU at St. Thomas near Nashville, TN.
Finding housing is proving to be VERY challenging. I'm looking for a room to rent and I've messaged a ton on people on Craigslist and Roomster and have heard back from maybe 2 of them. I have already had some contact with "Craiglist weirdos" which has made me question the whole Craiglist thing.The other issue is people do not want to rent out a place for only 13 weeks. I would like my own apartment, space wise, but really want to do the travel thing in an economic way, as I will still be paying my mortgage back home.
If I were to find a short term apartment, I would have to pay to rent furniture, which is just a further expense. The thought of paying $800/month for an Extended Stay hotel is totally depressing to me.
What does everyone else do? How do you find safe, affordable housing? What do you see as a realistic expectation of what you are going to spend on housing in this day and age in a city?
Thank you for any and all replies!