With my boyfriend we’ve been traveling through Europe since July. We try to make a month at a time and the last place we got to was Cluj-Napoca, Romania. We soon realized that it’s not a good place to find short term leases. We’ve usually done Airbnbs, but in that city they all seemed overpriced. After talking to some Real Estate agencies we found a place that we could rent for a month. They usually rent to students, but since it’s the end of the semester, it could be rented for just that month. The apartment, however, didn’t have internet.
We notice how hard it is to find places that will meet our “digital nomad” needs: the city, if it’s walkable, short term leases, fast and reliable internet, if it has a place to work like coworking spaces nearby, or if the apartment won’t drive you crazy if you stay in all day (in Spain every apartment we went to seemed to have construction going on somewhere close).
What are your struggles when finding a place in a new city?