Juneau is a great place to find a seasonal job, and as Alaska’s capital, the city is a great place to visit and explore. If you’d love to snag a summer job in this scenic and historic place, but you’ve heard the cost of living is high, don’t worry. Here are some tips to finding an affordable place to stay during your time here.
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Get a Roommate
Craigslist lets you search housing by choosing certain options, such as shared housing, sublet or temporary or furnished housing. Sharing a house or apartment with other seasonal workers is an excellent way to get to know some fellow adventurers and to save money. Check the Juneau Empire classified section for rooms for rent and people who are seeking roommates. Sites like Juneau Rent, Trulia and Apartment Guide frequently list apartments available for lease, sublet or to share. You might find the perfect place to live and make a new best friend as well.
You could watch someone’s house (and pets) while they’re away. Try a site like Trusted Housesitters or place an ad on Craigslist. It will help if you’re an experienced house-sitter or pet-sitter and can provide references.
Try a Short Commute
Some rental properties are located outside of the city center and may be less expensive. Try looking in Thane or on Douglas Island, especially if you have a vehicle or a bike. How often do you get the chance to live near the wilderness of Alaska? You might even see some four-footed neighbors now and then. Expand the mileage options in housing search websites and see what you can find.