Envision a world made better by travel, and travel made richer by connection. Couchsurfers share their lives with the people they encounter, fostering cultural exchange and mutual respect. https://www.couchsurfing.org
Travel the World
With Couchsurfing, you can stay with locals in every country on earth for free. Travel like a local, stay in someone’s home, and experience the world in a way money can’t buy.
Couchsurfing is a global community of almost 6 million people in more than 100,000 cities who share their life, their world, their journey. Couchsurfing connects travelers with a global network of people willing to share in profound and meaningful ways, making travel a truly social experience.
EntrepreneuREEL presents: One Couch at a Time, the first full-length feature documentary on the Couchsurfing movement and the emerging “age of sharing”. The film follows protagonist and veteran Couchsurfer, Alexandra Liss, through 21 countries and 6 subcontinents, for 7 months using Couchsurfing.org. This film pushes us to ask ourselves and our peers “what would YOU be willing to share with a stranger?”
CouchSurfing is a planet in this "sharing economy" galaxy- and the platform for which this entire filmtakes place. Alexandra also explores crowd funding, co-working, ridesharing, and gifting at the ultimate sharing society - Burningman! We focus, however, on the micro by capturing the magical, heart-warming, serendipitous exchanges that occur one couch at a time.
Tips for Women Travelers:
When you’re surfing, consider staying with other women or with families when you Couchsurf, especially if you’re traveling solo.
Be clear about your boundaries and don’t be shy about stating them.
Educate yourself about the cultural and religious differences in the places you visit. Gender roles and expectations differ widely.