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I read an interesting article recently in the New York Times titled “Our Year of Living airbnb“. In the article, David Roberts and his wife Elaine Kuok moved to New York, but instead of renting a place for a year, they decided to rent 12 successive airbnb apartments, living in a different part of the city each month.
I really enjoyed the article – it chronicled how they moved from Chelsea, West Village, SoHo, Williamsburg, Gowanus and more.
I enjoyed reading through some of the craziness they encountered, from immediately smelling gas in a new home, to having to jimmy the lock on a new place and then finding the previous occupant’s belongings still strewn about.
I have to say that there’s a definite part of me that is attracted to the “wanderlust” / no permanent home lifestyle. Especially when I start adding up how much I pay in mortgage, utilities, cable, etc., that I could get “for free” if I lived in hotels…
Anyway – check out the article and let me know what you think.