How difficult is it for you to have a room exchange forum, where people can swap places. Or if they don't travel much, they can charge a minimal prices? I think they have site like that on the net, called "House exchange or something, with pictures,etc... But that looks too commercial. Here you can do it on a smaller and friendlier scale.
Hmm.. not a bad idea.. that would tie in nicely with the 'travel companions' forum. Sam, what do you think?
I just remembered a big one: SERVAS. From what I know you have to pay a fee to join, and there is a limit of 2-night stays at someone's place, though I don't think all hosts follow that rule as strictly as others. Here is the link to check out:
It might not fit on the page. if so copy and paste it into your address bar. Or you could just type www.servas.org and it should automatically redirect you to the new site.
[ Edit: Edited link (to no avail) ]
Sorry, I just noticed that the exclamation mark (!) at the end of the top link wasn't hyperlinked. It is supposed to be included in the link. I guess you'll have to do the ol' cut n paste!
Tried to fix that link for you Steph but no help there... something to do with safety issues with special characters most likely but that is more Pete's department
Hmmm, a new forum for sharing accommodation... not a bad idea at all. We need some new forums anyway and I was thinking along the lines of accommodation; among others.... it will attract a fair bit of spam I suppose but with all these watchful eyes we should be able to minimize that quite easily.