14 Jun Why You Should Finally Ditch the Hotel

When it comes to travel, one of the largest expenses is lodging. It is difficult to find anything reasonably safe under $70 per night–unless you are open to roach motels in seedy locations. Nonetheless, staying in a hotel can be a drain on your travel expenses. You certainly need shelter, and you don’t want to have to worry about where you want to stay either. Still, even mid-priced hotels can be disappointing with old furnishings and broken coffee makers. Instead of feeling cramped in a hotel room you don’t like, you should have your own space. Modern travelers want a local experience, which would be difficult to do in a hotel. Yet, one way is with prefab garages.

Home away from home

The reason why sites such as AirBnB are so popular is because people prefer to stay somewhere that feels like home. When you stay in a hotel, you still go shopping to buy anything to make the lodging feel more familiar from flameless candles to snacks and even air freshener. On top of that, you try your best to organize your belongings so that you aren’t living out of a suitcase while you’re there.

If you had a prefab garage, you could have everything ready for you when you arrive–just the way you like it. You can select the bedding and furnishings of your choice, since you either own the structure or rent it. You don’t have to worry about paying ridiculous resort fees either. Plus, you don’t have to deal with noisy neighbors who refuse to keep quiet. You will have your own little comfy space to call your own when on vacation.

Get local

One major reason for travel is to learn about other cultures, people, cities and histories. In addition, you must try to live like a local from eating at recommended restaurants to attending and participating in local events. When you stay at a hotel, you feel like a tourist. There is just no way to get around it. On the other hand, if you were to rent or purchase a prefab structure, you would get more of a local feeling.

You don’t have to check in or check out by a certain time. You can set your own rules, and pick your location. You don’t have to deal with additional pet fees or being woken up in the morning by housekeeping. You can come and go as you please, and enjoy your own private space.

It’s all about bleisure

Last year, Marriott hotels decided to ditch in-room desks because they feel that technology use is changing. While it is true that devices are getting smaller, and more people are working from a bed–it’s still nice to have a desk. When traveling for business, the latest trend is bleisure–this means a business trip mixed in with some leisure.

If you have a prefab building to rent, then you can certainly place a desk inside as you see fit. Plus, you get more bang for your buck since you don’t have to pay for a hotel room that doesn’t suit your needs and requirements.

With your own place, you no longer have to deal with finding a hotel at the best rate in–an ideal location. You can travel like a local, at your own pace, and based on your specific needs.

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Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

  • Brittany M
    Posted at 00:44h, 19 June Reply

    Thanks for the article! It’s really awesome to read about other options while traveling. Is it possible to rent for both short- and long-term?

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