There is no doubt that if my work wasn’t my passion, I might rethink the way I live. It’s part of the package that I have to oversee different project over months and sometimes years. This means that I have to actually be in the region where the project is taking place. I don’t get to simply show up from time to time to get an update on progress. So short term rental allow me a base from which to work from. Putting down roots is just not in the cards at this juncture. Perhaps the next job will be one where I can fly in and out from a permanent home base. But right now, I rely on corporate housing and short term rentals to accommodate what I do for a living. It’s not the best situation in the world but it works for me. While I don’t have a lot of stuff of my own because that just doesn’t make sense. Why would I pay for a home or apartment so a bunch of stuff could live there while I lived elsewhere. I could be on a project of six months and then it’s on to somewhere else. So having a short term rental with fully furnished apartments is the way to go for me. I don’t have to worry about leases since I go with monthly leasing options. Perhaps this will not last all that much longer. I do find the thought of having a home base and buying my own couch really appealing. But until that happens, I’ll continue to be most grateful for having the options that short term apartment rental affords me.