T.I. New Bachelor Pad Will Set Me Free ... From Commuting

4/14/2014 12:15 AM PDT

When ballers like T.I. want to cut down their commute they do NOT carpool -- they just spend more cash on a new home ... closer to work. Genius.

Atlanta sources tell TMZ ... Tip just leased a 4 BR, European estate in the exclusive Buckhead neighborhood -- even though he and his wife Tiny already have a house in A-Town.

We're told ... the rapper's real estate motivation is simple. The place is just two minutes from his studio -- erasing his usual 40 minute drive home after a night of recording.

But check out the pics -- with a massive pool, outdoor kitchen, and entertainment area -- we doubt there will be a lot of sleep going down at this crash pad.