Whether you’re a seasoned travel nurse or tech or new to the industry, once you accept a travel healthcare position, it leaves you with one large decision to figure out – housing! Finding a short-term housing option, especially for the standard 13-week assignment duration, can be very stressful and exhausting. It’s easy to get lost looking through the plethora of Craigslist ads that either seem too good to be true or are unaccepting of a short-term agreement. In addition to a short-term housing agreement, you’ll want the place you choose to be furnished, with utilities included, in a safe and convenient area, that’s pet friendly (if you have pets) and within a reasonable budget. Is finding your own housing impossible? No, but it will certainly take some time to find. And, you’ll want to be sure you feel confident with the decision you’ve made. Here are some tips on what housing pitfalls to avoid, along with some housing option ideas.