Being an entrepreneur without recurring revenues sucks, especially in France when you're looking for an apartment.
You need to make at least thrice the rent to be considered solvent by a real estate agency. It's obviously not my case, even though I have enough savings to pay rent for two years.
I wanted to stay in Bordeaux with my brother for a year, but it's probably going to be difficult. The only way I can pull it off is by bypassing real estate agents and meeting with the landlord directly, but it's not going to be easy.
Looking for an apartment in a smaller town might be much easier: my parents can vouch for me, the rent would be lower, and the competition is less fierce.
I don't need much anyway. A studio where I can work all day and night with a good Internet connection and some green areas nearby where I can bike would be ideal. I never really lived in a small city, always in big ones or in small rural towns. It will be a nice change for once.
I'll probably hit the road again if I don't find anything by the end of September. The pandemic isn't stopping, so I'll see how it goes regarding that. I'm thinking a lot about Malaysia lately. My stay in Penang was probably my most productive as well, so I kinda miss it. Renting an Airbnb is so much easier than finding a long-term thing: why have we made it so hard?