Couchsurfing

Why we Couchsurf: Join the circus? Travel to foreign lands? Redefine normal.

Couchsurfers write in to us every day with stories of how we can see the world through each other (re)define what’s possible. Rethinking Normal Paolo left southern Italy in September and started a worldwide hitch hiking tour. Before he left, he said, “for me it was strange that someone could host strangers in their own house. Well, right now, I just think the opposite: it's strange someone is not hosting strangers. "During this travel I'm learning about being really ... normal. Yes, that's the word. Normal. "It's normal to help each other, it's normal to know different cultures, it's normal to travel. I love to … Read More

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Product Updates: Travelers Nearby, Events and Radius Search

We roll out updates to Couchsurfing’s services on a regular basis – here are some of new features you might have noticed recently: Event Notifications by Email: Notifications about Couchsurfers … Read More

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Ask the CEO: Revenue at Couchsurfing

When people ask me how Couchsurfing will make money, my answer is pretty simple: we’ll experiment with well-understood monetization models to see what works best for the community and the … Read More

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What’s next on Couchsurfing?

We made major changes to Couchsurfing this month. As a small team with limited resources, we prioritized bringing you the service’s most important features in rebuilt form. We launched the … Read More

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An all new Couchsurfing is coming next week

Big changes are coming to Couchsurfing. Next week we’ll be unveiling an entirely new website and updated iOS and Android apps – we have rebuilt our entire technical infrastructure from … Read More

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