CouchSurfing – genialt koncept!

Couch surfe betyder at man enten sover på en fremmedes sofa  eller tilbyder sin sofa til en fremmede rejsende.

Hvis man f.eks. skal ud og rejse, så kan man inde på CouchSurfing.com gå ind og finde en person som tilbyder sin sofa eller sovesofa gratis som et sted man kan sove. Der er selvfølgelig mulighed for at skrive hvormange dage man maksimalt ønsker at have en person boende.

CouchSurfing

Iflg. CouchSurfing’s hjemmeside er deres mission følgende: (på engelsk og derefter på dansk oversat med Google)

What is the CouchSurfing mission?

When we incorporated CouchSurfing International, Inc. as a non-profit, we filed our official mission statement as: “CouchSurfing seeks to internationally network people and places, create educational exchanges, raise collective consciousness, spread tolerance, and facilitate cultural understanding.” As a community we strive to do our individual and collective parts to make the world a better place, and we believe that the surfing of couches is a means to accomplish this goal. CouchSurfing isn’t about the furniture- it’s not just about finding free accommodations around the world- it’s about participating in creating a better world. We strive to make a better world by opening our homes, our hearts, and our lives. We open our minds and welcome the knowledge that cultural exchange makes available. We create deep and meaningful connections that cross oceans, continents and cultures. CouchSurfing wants to change not only the way we travel, but how we relate to the world!

Hvad er CouchSurfing mission? 

Når vi indgår CouchSurfing International, Inc. som en non-profit, vi indgivet vores officielle mission statement som: 

“CouchSurfing søger at internationalt netværk mennesker og steder, skabe uddannelsesmæssige udvekslinger, rejse kollektive bevidsthed, spread tolerance og fremme den kulturelle forståelse.” 

Som et fællesskab, vi stræber efter at gøre vores individuelle og kollektive dele for at kunne gøre verden til et bedre sted, og vi mener, at surfing af divaner er et middel til at opnå dette mål. CouchSurfing handler ikke om de møbler-Det handler ikke kun om at finde gratis overnatningsmuligheder i hele verden, det handler om at deltage i at skabe en bedre verden. Vi stræber efter at gøre en bedre verden ved at åbne vores hjem, vores hjerter, og vores liv. Vi åbner vores sind og er glad for viden om, at kulturel udveksling stiller til rådighed. Vi skaber dybe og meningsfulde forbindelser at krydse oceaner, kontinenter og kulturer. CouchSurfing ønsker at ændre ikke blot den måde, vi rejser, men hvordan vi relaterer til verden!
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Fra Wikipedia:

The CouchSurfing Project is a free, Internet-based, international hospitality service, and it is currently the largest hospitality exchange network. The project was commenced in 2003 and formally launched on Jan 1, 2004.

As of March 2009, it had more than 1 million members in 232 countries and territories. According to their own published statistics, 35% of their members are currently offering their couches to host travelers (with another 18% saying “maybe”, and others who are travelling at the moment). According to Alexa it is currently the most visited hospitality service on the Internet, averaging more than 30 million daily page views in July 2008.

Members use the website to coordinate contacts and home accommodation (or “surf” others’ “couches”) with other network members around the world. The website allows the creation of extensive profiles, and uses an optional credit card verification system, a personal vouching system, and personal references to increase security and trust between members. The site offers other features such as discussion groups, events and meetings, and live chat.
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Skal prøves!

Det er helt klart et koncept jeg har påtænkt mig at prøve. Hvis jeg er heldig, får jeg muligheden for at prøve CouchSurfing i midten af juni her til sommer. Det glæder jeg mig til.

Skal nok prøve at huske at skrive herinde hvis/når jeg får prøvet konceptet af.

Mads