Last time I was out, I heard about this website where you can meet people who want to travel. The idea is that you sign up and offer your place to other travelers if they want to come visit you, and on the other hand, you can ask around to people who live in places where you want to stay for a place to stay.
For example, I live in Austin, TX. So if someone was coming over from Berlin, they would email me and ask if they can stay at my place for a few days.
And, when I go to Riga or wherever, I can email around and find a place for myself.
Sort of community flat share, I guess. Anyway, if you know of something like this, can you post it's website on this thread please? Thanks, Chris
try www.freeloaders.com...it is the site you are looking for or the other www.room4room (i think)
hey theres also couchsurfers.com they do the same!
Yup, couchsurfing.com and hospitalityclub.net are the two biggest one. I swear by the first and use it frequently (staying with a surfer in Daegu as I write this), although Hospitalityclub is larger and longer established so sometimes has better coverage of more obscure/random places. I personally just like the feel of CS (see link in my profile) more than HC, but am in both. Globalfreeloaders and servas are other established options, although yhere is a lot of overlap in members between them all.
Great responses! thanks a million. happy travels!