Well, my wife and I are officially off vacation and ready to get back to work. While we enjoy traveling the world, we also love getting back to work and making a difference. We have arrived for our three month assignment in California. What is unique here is that this is out first travel assignment where we did not take corporate housing provided by our company. We did our own research and went on a website called furnishedfinder.com. There are definitely other websites you can use as well. Once we found the home we liked, we called the owners to get more information.
In the end, we were able to find a great studio apartment just a few miles from the hospital we will be working at. It is a beautiful unit in a nice area. To say the least, we made a good decision. We will also be saving some extra money because our monthly housing costs are less than our stipends. There was definitely more work upfront, as we had to do our own calling and also set up payments upfront. However, it has been worth it so far. The place we have now is certainly superior to the housing we had in the past. I am not saying it was bad in the past, because it certainly wasn’t.
While finding your own housing as a traveling nurse can be more time consuming at the beginning, it can definitely be worth it in the end. It certainly has been for us.