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Temporary Rentals
« on: December 04, 2020, 11:44:40 am »
I've decided to move to a new place temporarily until I can get my life together. Does anyone know if there are rentals available for a few months? What would that be called? I am not in Seoul, out in Gangwon, so it might be a little harder to find a place...there aren't any 고시원s here....


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 11:45:30 am »
airbnb?


Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 12:28:00 pm »
airbnb?

although possible, it's probably expensive if I want it for say 3 months


  • 303lmc
  • Super Waygook

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    • March 05, 2019, 05:23:12 pm
    • Gwangju
Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 12:43:34 pm »
although possible, it's probably expensive if I want it for say 3 months
have you actually searched Airbnb yet? how do you know if you haven't looked? In Seoul, some places are a private room and are 'reasonable'. I would guess the same is true there.


Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2020, 12:48:00 pm »
have you actually searched Airbnb yet? how do you know if you haven't looked? In Seoul, some places are a private room and are 'reasonable'. I would guess the same is true there.

I have looked, just haven't had time yet to take a deep look......and what I saw for my area was expensive and there arent as many options.....however I appreciated the suggestion and will look into it further......


  • 745sticky
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
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Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2020, 12:50:46 pm »
honestly its probably your best bet unless youre fine with couch surfing for a few months or something. you could go budget/struggle mode but it might be best to splurge a bit to preserve your mental health


Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2020, 12:52:52 pm »
모텔?


Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2020, 12:55:50 pm »
honestly its probably your best bet unless youre fine with couch surfing for a few months or something. you could go budget/struggle mode but it might be best to splurge a bit to preserve your mental health
y believe me I would want to but the airbnb places in m y area are 900,000+....still looking though


Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2020, 12:58:45 pm »
I don't know how big or small your city is, but there might be an English-speaking realtor who can help you find what you're looking for. Does your city have a reasonably active FB page? I'd start asking for recommendations there, not just for accommodation recommendations (and, who knows, you might get lucky and find someone who needs a short-term tenant/roommate), but maybe also for agent recommendations.


  • Kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
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Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2020, 01:07:06 pm »
honestly its probably your best bet unless youre fine with couch surfing for a few months or something. you could go budget/struggle mode but it might be best to splurge a bit to preserve your mental health
+1
This might be a good idea for other reasons as well.
It might be a good idea to live "off the books" for a little while, as it makes it harder for people to track you down. It's worrisome how easy it is to access what should be utterly private data such as real-estate contracts and health records.
   Heck, I acted as next-of-kin for a random friend a while back. I agreed to and signed permission for the hospital to conduct risky (but entirely necessary) medical operations on said friend when they were unconscious etc etc. Try doing *that* in the West!  :huh:

Anyway, some informal couch surfing with friends or acquaintances might prevent the potential for some awkward - or at worst, dangerous - situations.

I don't want to make presumptions about your particular situation, but ex's, their families, and even their friends have been known to be vindictive towards people removing themselves from intolerable situations.  :sad:

   Take care of yourself, and make sure you stay safe!


Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2020, 01:31:50 pm »
+1
This might be a good idea for other reasons as well.
It might be a good idea to live "off the books" for a little while, as it makes it harder for people to track you down. It's worrisome how easy it is to access what should be utterly private data such as real-estate contracts and health records.
   Heck, I acted as next-of-kin for a random friend a while back. I agreed to and signed permission for the hospital to conduct risky (but entirely necessary) medical operations on said friend when they were unconscious etc etc. Try doing *that* in the West!  :huh:

Anyway, some informal couch surfing with friends or acquaintances might prevent the potential for some awkward - or at worst, dangerous - situations.

I don't want to make presumptions about your particular situation, but ex's, their families, and even their friends have been known to be vindictive towards people removing themselves from intolerable situations.  :sad:

   Take care of yourself, and make sure you stay safe!


Yeah.....privacy is just not existent

The 주민센터 won't even let me change my address without him and they force our address to be the same....this doesn't make sense to me because when I was single I had my own address...

I've also heard immigration was funny about foreigners who married foreigners not living together...

Anyway yeah off the books is good, also I need a place with bedding and cooking utensils/microwave etc....I'm going to search more thoroughly this weekend...staying with a friend now


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2020, 01:49:15 pm »

   Heck, I acted as next-of-kin for a random friend a while back. I agreed to and signed permission for the hospital to conduct risky (but entirely necessary) medical operations on said friend when they were unconscious etc etc. Try doing *that* in the West!  :huh:


Sorry, nightninja for temporarily going off on a tangent here, but WHAT?  Your friend was unconscious and you decided to say you were next of kin and agree to a risky surgery without your friend's consent?  Holy sh*t!  I'd say you have no problem making presumptions hahaha.  I hope you didn't decide a boil was gangrenous and had them Civil War style take his leg off. At least you didn't pull the plug on him.  Wait.  I'm now making a presumption that he pulled through after Dr. Kyndo decided some surgery was necessary. 
« Last Edit: December 04, 2020, 01:52:09 pm by OnNut81 »


  • Kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
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Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2020, 02:31:36 pm »
Sorry, nightninja for temporarily going off on a tangent here, but WHAT?  Your friend was unconscious and you decided to say you were next of kin and agree to a risky surgery without your friend's consent?  Holy sh*t!  I'd say you have no problem making presumptions hahaha.  I hope you didn't decide a boil was gangrenous and had them Civil War style take his leg off. At least you didn't pull the plug on him.  Wait.  I'm now making a presumption that he pulled through after Dr. Kyndo decided some surgery was necessary. 
Nonono, I made it clear I wasn't next of kin!
But they had me do all of the next of kin stuff anyway. Because... well, convenience?
Their next of kin was not there at the time as everything was happening pretty suddenly. They arrived a few days later.

Also, "risky" is relative, I guess. It was a series of procedures with a chance of failure (with unpleasant results) opposed to "probably-dead-within-a-day-or-two-without-it". I basically was just signing permission for the hospital to do what it could. Still, it was weird that they had me do it at all. For that kind of stuff, I've always... presumed( 8) )... that they wouldn't need next of kin permissions.
   Going to immi and altering their visa status for insurance purposes without them being present, on the other hand, was pretty sketchy, I admit.
...on the part of Korean immi, I mean. Imagine if somebody with nefarious intentions was able to do the same to you!  :huh:


Anyway, point of all this is, don't assume that your info is private.
Keep your medical, financial, professional, and personal lives as separated as possible! Being a foreigner in Korea is one of the few times when having a disassociative identity disorder may actually be for the best....
« Last Edit: December 04, 2020, 02:40:40 pm by Kyndo »


  • Mr C
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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2020, 02:54:44 pm »
고시원
Mr. C is not a bad person, in fact is quite a good person here. One of the best people on this forum if you really look at it
-Mr.DeMartino


Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2020, 03:06:01 pm »
Nonono, I made it clear I wasn't next of kin!
But they had me do all of the next of kin stuff anyway. Because... well, convenience?
Their next of kin was not there at the time as everything was happening pretty suddenly. They arrived a few days later.

Also, "risky" is relative, I guess. It was a series of procedures with a chance of failure (with unpleasant results) opposed to "probably-dead-within-a-day-or-two-without-it". I basically was just signing permission for the hospital to do what it could. Still, it was weird that they had me do it at all. For that kind of stuff, I've always... presumed( 8) )... that they wouldn't need next of kin permissions.
   Going to immi and altering their visa status for insurance purposes without them being present, on the other hand, was pretty sketchy, I admit.
...on the part of Korean immi, I mean. Imagine if somebody with nefarious intentions was able to do the same to you!  :huh:


Anyway, point of all this is, don't assume that your info is private.
Keep your medical, financial, professional, and personal lives as separated as possible! Being a foreigner in Korea is one of the few times when having a disassociative identity disorder may actually be for the best....

I think in the event of a life or death situation they would do the procedures without permission, but they want to ensure they get their money and that if it is risky that they won't be sued for malpractice and all that I'm sure.

I watched a Korean documentary about working in the ER in Korean hospitals. The 119 call center said that it's hard to decide where to send patients in an emergency, mostly foreigners, because they know (...they think) foreigners don't have insurance and family members here to give permission/ensure the procedures are paid for....


Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2020, 01:15:04 pm »
well today I signed a contract with an older lady for a small, but clean room for 3 months. She said she doesn't do short term rentals but that someone broke a contract and she was willing to let me since I am a teacher and her whole family is involved in education in some way.  deposit was 10만원 and rent was 35만원. All utilities included except electric, which she charges 10,000 per month. Only con was the building has a public washing machine. Location is not bad. so all included was 1,080,000 for 3 months.


Re: Temporary Rentals
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2020, 06:43:29 pm »
Thatís a big win in an otherwise bad situation. Iím glad this one broke your way.