My boyfriend and I, from California, are starting our travels first around the USA. We’ve only stayed in a few locations, California and Colorado with Airbnb, and basically an entire semi-decent place to ourselves is $2k a month. And with payment securing our next month’s place - rent comes to $4k a month. Obviously not sustainable, and not to mention a place missing most functional items to live comfortably is not ideal.
Unfortunately, this has turned my boyfriend off to traveling in general. He proposed we get a “home base”, live cheap and travel out from there.
Do any of you do something similar? Have a home that you stay in for a certain amount of time, and do trips out from there? My worry is that normal life will settle in and no traveling will happen. But we are thinking if we can be on the winning side of Airbnb (the renters) then we can rent our place while we travel, and come back as needed.
I appreciate your thoughts and input!