“Views shmews. Where are the fricking plug points?”
“I suppose I could take some of those books of the bookshelf, put them on the windowsill and make myself a desk that way?”
“I don’t see where she keeps all the cutlery. Oh goodness, I do hope she has a decent vegetable knife.”
“In-heaven alert, in-heaven alert! A padded headboard!”
This is what happens when you use Airbnb as a digital nomad rather than a tourist: your priorities go doolally. All the things that normally matter to tourists (proximity to the sights, views from the window, etc.) take second place to a whole new weird set of must-haves.
When looking through Airbnb listings for Barcelona the other day, we realised just how quick we’ve become at identifying an apartment that will serve our needs perfectly… or be a total nightmare for our travelling-while-working lifestyle.
If you’re new to using Airbnb as a digital nomad, here are some things you might want to think about while checking out the photos and descriptions before booking: