People who need to stay 3 weeks or longer have expensive options. Most Airbnb hosts make more money with short term stays so the rates for longer terms are usually high (but not as high as hotels). It’s especially expensive for people like traveling nurses and visiting professors.
Apartments around here don’t rent for less than 1 year terms. Seems like there would be a way to provide furnished housing for these people that would be profitable for the host yet affordable for the guest.
Sometimes when guests try to negotiate for a really low price, I refer them to the local roommate search web page where they can perhaps find students wanting to sublease their apartments. Sometimes they are even furnished (like when they study abroad for a semester).
Does anyone specialize in those medium term rentals or have ideas of housing that works?