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Methods of finding rooms to rent for traveling professional
I am cheap! Or rather, I hate hotels! Or both! Much better to pay someone $20-30 a night for a nice spare room than $60 / night for a 1/2 star hotel!
What are some places to look, online or otherwise, for temporary lodging that is not a hotel or hostel? I've had pretty great luck with finding rooms to rent / house-shares on craigslist over the past year, staying for as little as a week with a stranger or as long as 3 months.
I've been staying with someone for the past month for a job, but it has been extended at the very last minute (today) and the person has already found a replacement that is moving in tomorrow. So I'm in a bind for some quick last minute lodging and craigslist isn't pulling through. I'll take the hotel hit if I have to but I'd like to explore new avenues of search in the meantime. Gonna be here for about 5-6 more nights
If it helps, I'm in Portland, Maine
I've also investigated couch surfing, but don't think it would be appropriate for someone in my situation since it is so last minute