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HOW TO FIND HOUSING ABROAD

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The digital nomad lifestyle has increasingly become not only popular, but more doable. 

Nomatic Life on the Move

Never before has it been so easy to live a lifestyle where you can work from your computer, and move around as you please.

 It is a free-style living that for many is the dream way to live. However, packing up your things and moving to a foreign country isn’t as simple as it sounds for most.ealistically

However, packing up your things and moving to a foreign country isn’t as simple as it sounds for most.e you can work from your computer, and move around as you please. It is a free-style living that for many is the dream way to live. However, packing up your things and moving to a foreign country isn’t as simple as it sounds for most.

Finding housing abroad can be a nerve wracking experience, especially if you don’t

know the culture or area very well. While it is impossible to fully summarize how to find

affordable housing in a single article (there are far too many countries and legal systems abroadfor that), there are some useful tips and tricks. If you want to live abroad, and be a digital nomad safely, here are a few things to do along the way.

– Obtain Your Paperwork.

It’s important to note that not all countries allow digital nomads to stay in their country

forever. In most of Europe, the longest you can stay without a full residency permit is 90-days. However, there are some countries such as Georgia or The Bahamas which will allow

Americans to stay as long as 6 months – 1 year. Always research how long you CAN live in a

country before making any plans to do so.

– Always Go For Temporary Housing First.

When trying to rent an apartment or housing from abroad, you can never guarantee that

you are going to love the place once you see it. This is why it is always best to find a rental

housing for short term stays (AirBnB, short term leases, hostels). This will allow you to take the time to see the neighborhoods you are interested in, and get a real sense for the area and community before signing anything binding.

HOW TO FIND HOUSING ABROAD
HOW TO FIND HOUSING ABROAD

– Search For Housing In The Local Language.

Searching for ‘Housing in …’ in your native language will likely turn up some results.

However, translating and searching for housing in the local language will give you local listings and websites. This is far more likely to give you better prices, and deals, as well as more . In addition to this, a lot of the local sites will have English options as well.options

and websites. This is far more likely to give you better prices, and deals, as well as moreoptions. In addition to this, a lot of the local sites will have English options as well.

If you are moving somewhere where the native language is not the same as your own,

always hire a translator. Typically you can acquire a translator online or in person for a really

reasonable price. This could be the difference in fully understanding what you are signing up for,

and having a huge misunderstanding. Most countries will have English options for their leasing

and rental contracts, but these translations could be poor or confusing at times. Never sign

anything before knowing exactly what it says!

– Utilize Social Media!

Social media is your friend when moving abroad. You can always find Facebook groups

that will have foreigners, and other digital nomads who live where you are trying to move. For

example, if you are from the USA, you can search for ‘Americans in…’ and join those groups.

Asking others who have already gone through the process for their advice, will always be

helpful! Plus, you could make new friends before you even arrive!

HOW TO FIND HOUSING ABROAD

– Final Thoughts.

Moving abroad is often scary, and can take a lot of gumption to do it properly. However,

once you get the hang of it, you will find that packing up and moving around is far easier than you might think! Just remember to do your due diligence, and always try to reach out to fellow travelers! In the end, you could be living your dream in the far exotic reaches of the world in no

time!

HOW TO FIND HOUSING ABROAD

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Hello there!

I’m Jackie O., editor of the  international travel and lifestyle blog, The Jackie O. Life, serial entrepreneur, globetrotting Mama, Black digital nomad and overall badass.

I’m a former attorney, technology executive and model turned digital content provider and travel and lifestyle consultant.  I help Black women live magical lives all over the globe.

I’ve been featured in media outlets such as Travel Noire, American Express Essentials, Gorgeous Globe,  Flourish in the Foreign, Sorella, BizBash and more. Originally from the United States, I currently travel the world full-time with my toddler daughter, Ruth

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