Some of you may have heard of airbnb.com but for those of you who haven’t, it’s a new website dedicated to matching fully furnished lodging with the renters who’ll use them. These rental properties may be entire houses, shared rooms or a private room in the lender’s house. Even though the site’s less than seven years old, it boasts over 800,000 listings in 33,000 cities and 192 countries. This is great news for travel nurses.
The lodging ranges a great deal—$150 a month to six figures—but there’s plenty of variety, easy to opt in and out clauses (which is great for travel nurses on flexible contracts), and some of the hosts specialize in housing travel nurses. That’s right. There are some hosts (near medical facilities that use travel nurses) that want travel nurses to stay with them or at their residence.
Airbnb.com is easy to use. Many of the hosts even offer weekly rates just in case you get a couple of weeks added to your contract, and most listings have detailed descriptions. You’ll know what the sleeping arrangements will be, how far the home is from key landmarks, and whether or not they accept pets.
Sure, there are plenty of travel nurses who find lodging on Craig’s List, but Airbnb.com is the safer bet—with more lodging options—if you want to find a great place to stay.