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Flexible Living Is More Affordable Than You Think

By Bri Hand | Jun 21, 2021
Computer on a bed as part of a flexible living arrangement.

With the world now opening back up, there has been an increase in people seeking to live as digital nomads. The need for new flexible living options has never been more apparent. Whether you’re looking for adventure while working remotely or desperately need a change of scenery after a year of isolation, flexible living options like Landing let you embrace total freedom without being tethered to a single geographic location. 

Unlike traditional renting or short-term vacation rentals, Landing offers convenience and the freedom to move often. Landing members get all the comforts of modern furnishings, concierge services, and a seamless online experience—without strict leases, moving costs, security deposits, and utility transfers. With a nationwide network of fully furnished apartments, Landing lets members have the freedom to live where and how they want. 

It may surprise you to learn that having more freedom and flexibility can even save you some cash! In addition to providing members more convenience and choice, Landing is also more affordable when compared to traditional renting and short-term rental options like Airbnb and Vrbo. 

Landing’s recently published infographic breaks down the average costs of Landing, traditional renting, and short-term rentals for one year in five of our favorite U.S. cities: 

Flexible living: More accessible than ever

When renting a home from Landing, members pay their standard rental costs, as well as an annual fee for a Landing membership—with all the aforementioned benefits of a Landing membership included. 

In contrast, traditional apartment rentals require renters to pay their rental costs, along with security deposit fees, renter’s insurance fees, moving fees, and furnishing costs. Many of these costs must also be paid up front, which can quickly burn through your savings when you first move in.

Additionally, staying in a short-term rental has become more expensive, with AirDNA reporting that average daily rates for short-term rentals through Airbnb and Vrbo have spiked more than 20% since April 2019. The infographic above shows that staying in a one-bedroom short-term rental is significantly more expensive than staying in a comparable Landing home. 

Not only is Landing more affordable than traditional renting and vacation rental options, but our flexible living model includes everything you need to show up and start living—from tasty snacks in your decked-out kitchen to towels (and even Tide Pods!). 

Land (and save money) in your favorite city

Landing unlocks thousands of apartments across the country that can be booked online in minutes—with no long-term commitments. To find your next home, browse our available apartments, or contact us to learn more about how to get started with Landing.

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.