Let us face it, you cannot always work from home. Despite high-definition video calls, the time does come when you must plan a work excursion of several months duration. Perhaps your profession is the sort that deposits you in different locales for six months at a stretch. Whether you enjoy the brief change of scenery or not, the schedule demands you face make it difficult for you to take the time at the beginning of a change like this to search out a suitable dwelling. It does not help that there is not much inventory available in the current housing market. What are your choices?
Apartments Are Available Despite a Tight Market
Bunking with a co-worker is probably not a suitable solution for more than a couple of days. Extended stay hotels simply are not amenable to working professionals. You do have the option of purchasing a condominium. However, if you know you are going to be relocating in a few months, you could end up owning several hard-to-dispose-of properties in disparate locations. One niche that a growing number of transient professionals utilize is an apartment. You can often establish favorable terms when you rent furnished apartments. A luxury apartment has the panache of a fine hotel along with the privacy, familiarity and comfort of your home.
Ideal Qualities of Temporary Apartments
What should you seek in a dwelling you will only occupy for a few months? Here are some of the perks that moveable workers find desirable and available in transitory apartments:
- Parking. Many luxury sites have assigned spaces, covered parking lots and even subterranean garages.
- Wi-fi. Free, password-protected internet with lots of bandwidth.
- Trash disposal. It is always nice to know you do not have to trek down to the dumpster. Arrangements have been made.
- Workout spaces. These include swimming pools, spas and exercise rooms. Often tennis and basketball courts are available.
- Security. Sometimes, 24-hour video security and gated entrances are provided.
Temporary Tasks Make for Lasting Satisfaction
Dorothy may have been right when she noted there is no place like home. Still, as long as you have to experience this excursion, remember that such adventures create unique, lasting memories. A recent Forbes article noted that transitional and temporary workers not only are a boon to employers but employees as well. The pay and perks are quite respectable, you enhance your skillset, build a killer resume and likely will end up knowing where you do and do not want to live permanently.