I’m not sure this really qualifies as a “Fun” post, but I thought the idea was so clever that I wanted to include it.
The young and footloose among us enjoy travelling, but have little money for accommodations. That’s the reason for the Couch Surfing Web site. The theory is to hook up penniless travellers with people who have couch space and a willingness to host a guest for a short time. Here is their Mission Statement:
Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch at a Time
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 is not about the furniture, not just about finding free accommodations around the world; it’s about making connections worldwide. We make the world a better place 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!