Lots of people end up having to work away from home for anything from a day or two through to several weeks or even months and years.  You may be a consultant or contractor working on a client site, on secondment to another organization, or working at another site within your own organization.

If you are going somewhere for a day or so, hotels or Bed and Breakfasts are probably your best bet for accommodation, and if you get it wrong, it is only a day or two. If you are staying longer, it is worth giving a bit more thought and doing some research about where to stay. It will make a huge difference as to how much you enjoy, or not, your time away from home by choosing the largest corporate housing companies via https://www.comfyworkers.com/en/accommodation/hinkley-point

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These periods can be great fun: you can make new friends, get to know a new town or city and simply learn more about the world. Get it wrong, and it can be a horrible time – miserable stuck in grotty lodgings being bored, uncomfortable, and homesick.

Do as much research as you can as early as possible. A few obvious things to find out are:

  • where you will be based and the hours you are likely to work;
  • what the area has to offer;
  • what you will have to pay for and what someone else will pay for.

Consider what matters to you:

  • Your family situation: would you like your family to come and visit?
  • Your interests: what facilities do you want: internet access, gym, cooking facilities or meals prepared?
  • How much will you want to travel in the area you are staying in: will you have a car? what are the public transport facilities?

It can take a little while to find the right place as it is normal to view properties before taking the lease and landlords will normally want to take references.  A good option is to take out a short-term accommodation above for a few weeks, to let you get to know an area and to look around before you commit yourself to a lease of 6 months or more.