How to Find Travel Nurse Housing

One of the biggest questions travel nurses have is, “Where do I stay and how do I find safe and comfortable Travel Nurse Housing during my assignment?” Read along with us as we cover how to find travel nurse housing that is a convenient and comfortable fit and ways that we work together to find that perfect housing match. 

Research the Travel Nurse Housing Market

Prior to accepting a travel nursing assignment, research the local housing market in the area where you’ll be working. Understanding the cost of living, average rent/monthly prices and availability of housing options will help you get a better idea of what to expect in your next destination. Outside of sites like airbnb, furnish finder and VRBO, you could also consider online platforms such as Zillow and Trulia which can be valuable resources for finding long-term housing rentals that are fully-furnished.

How will Axis Assist with my Travel Nurse Housing Search

We understand how important it is to feel at home, no matter where your assignment takes you. Whether you prioritize living close to a dog-friendly park or want to be within driving distance of the mountains, your Recruiter is there to assist with accommodating those needs. We realize that living preferences are different for every travel nurse, so keep communication open with us so we can help find the perfect stay for your next assignment. We promise to help you by avoiding scams and making sure you’re feeling secure before hitting the road. 

Network and Communicate

There are many tight-knit travel nurse communities out there, and joining these networks can provide you with an excellent source of housing information. Reach out to them through social media or travel nursing forums to ask for housing recommendations, tips or insights about your destination. 

Life in an RV

An up-and-coming, trendy way of traveling is RV Life. One of the most significant advantages of RV Life is the flexibility it provides. Travel nurses can choose their assignments and know that nearby there will be a campsite accommodating their needs. Owning an RV also means you have your home on wheels, eliminating the need to search for temporary housing all around. This not only saves time but also money and ultimately allows you to take full advantage of being a travel nurse and connecting with nature and bringing your home with you. 

Extended Stay Hotels

Extended stay hotels are designed to cater to the needs of travelers staying for a long period of time, making them an ideal choice for travel nurse housing. These hotels offer amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, and spacious living areas, providing a more home-like experience. Examples of extended stay hotel chains include Residence Inn by Marriott, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and Staybridge Suites and often times you can often get discounts for longer-term stays if you call the property directly.

Facility Provided Housing

In rural areas, sometimes you will come across facilities that have their own housing options whether that be on campus or in a neighborhood nearby. While this is a bit more rare to come across in Travel Nurse Housing, this housing accommodation is typically a shared, dorm-style apartment where you’ll get your own room, but share a living space and kitchen with other travelers. Sometimes there might be drawbacks where pets and partners are not allowed to stay in these facility owned housing units. 

Whether you travel in your own RV, prefer to scout out new airbnbs and furnished homes or want to see what is available close to the facility, we promise to help you find the best type of housing that fits your living preferences. As you ask your recruiter questions, don’t forget to include housing advice and suggestions! We look forward to working with you soon. 

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