If you need a place to stay for a few days or weeks, it’s not likely worth your time to look into renting an apartment. At the same time, staying at a hotel for a long period of time is much more expensive than the average person can afford. Whether you are vacationing, moving, or just need a place to stay for a little while, these are all great options to look into.

Short Term Housing

Short term housing is similar to renting an apartment. The main difference is the time period of the rental. The average apartment rental needs to be a month or longer. With short term housing, the rental period can be as short as a few days. As a bonus, short term housing arrangements usually come fully furnished, so renters do not need to worry about renting or buying furniture as well.


Motels and hotels are similar, but motels are usually much less expensive to stay in. Motels tend to be cheaper to stay in because they have fewer added amenities. This means that a motel will likely not have a pool, spa, gym, or continental breakfast. The doors to each of the units will also be outside. This is a great option if you need a place to stay but do not care if there are any extra amenities or not.


Camping is one of the cheapest ways to stay somewhere for as little as a night or as long as a few months. Of course, you need to be comfortable with the outdoors to make this arrangement work. Most camping sites will allow both RVs and tent stays. There will most likely be bathrooms and a place to shower, so you will not have to go without those amenities.

Make sure to do more research on short term housing, motels, and camping sites in your area. This way, you can choose the option that best fits your budget and needs.

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