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How to Rent an Airbnb as a Temporary Office

Temporary rentals have long been used by digital nomads who need a place to stay and work when they travel to new cities. However, short-term rentals are also the perfect solution if you’re stuck working at home right now due to Coronavirus.

Many people who are thrust into the life of working from home don’t have a home office set up, let alone a quiet corner to work on projects or attend video conferences. If you’re finding yourself unable to get anything done with the distraction of family and pets, why not consider renting yourself a home-away-from-home office so you can continue practicing social distancing while working in peace? These resources will help you get set up.

  • Renting a coworking station is an option, but offices may be closed due to COVID-19.
  • If you’ve never booked a temporary rental, learn how these rentals work.
  • Airbnb is a popular short-term rental company, but there are also many alternatives.
  • Typically, if you plan on staying more than 28 days, your rental is considered “long-term.”
  • To practice social distancing, it’s better to rent a whole apartment rather than a room.
  • Before renting, get yourself a mobile hotspot so you have a secure internet connection.
  • Make sure you have a portable laptop so you can travel easily to your temporary office.
  • When you arrive, be sure to clean surfaces that harbor germs, such as light switches.
  • Each day, follow work rituals to give yourself some structure.
  • Taking breaks is crucial when you work from home, and it can even boost productivity.

Renting a temporary “home” office is a great way to keep up with your routines. Going to your office space allows you to get away from any distractions you may face at home while also keeping your work and personal lives separate.

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Amy Bizwell is founder of Bizwell which builds on authentic universal connections.

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