Are you a travel nurse looking for a place to stay during your next assignment? Finding housing can be difficult. But don’t worry – we’re here to help. We will discuss some tips and tricks for finding housing during your travels. We’ll also provide links to some helpful resources to make the process easier. So read on and start planning your next adventure!

1. Start Early

Housing can be harder to find as you get closer to your assignment start date so try to start your hunt early if possible. This is especially important if you’re looking for specific amenities such as short-term leases or pets. We always recommend giving yourself at least two weeks before your start date in case something unexpected happens and it takes longer than usual to find housing.

2. Find out what’s Available before You Arrive

If possible, we suggest booking an Airbnb while still at home to give you the chance to look around in person for locations near your assignment. If not, try checking out some hotel options near the hospital or school where you’ll be working so that you can narrow down your search.

3. Be Flexible with Your Housing Preferences

It can be tempting to stick with the same amenities, but sometimes it’s worth switching things up if it means that you’ll find housing faster. For instance, instead of requesting a long-term lease for one year in your new location, just select something shorter, like six months or three months, to give yourself some flexibility with your housing options. Or maybe you’re usually not an animal person but just found an affordable pet-friendly place near work that would allow you to save on rent. In these instances, being flexible might help you out.

4. Use Local Resources

When searching for a place to stay, several local resources are available both online and offline:

  1. Airbnb
  2. Vrbo
  3. Craigslist
  4. Travel Nurse Housing Facebook Group. This can be especially helpful if you plan to stay in the area for an extended period but require more money upfront.


Keep in mind that not every housing experience will be perfect, but don’t let that discourage you. Everyone stumbles across problems when looking for somewhere to live. The most important thing is to stay positive. Housing can be one of the most challenging things to find during your travels. But hopefully, with these tips, you’ll have an easier time finding somewhere to stay.