couchsurfing

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couchsurfing

(ˈkaʊtʃˌsɜːfɪŋ)
n
the practice of sleeping overnight in the houses of friends or fellow members of a social network, esp as an alternative to staying in hotels, hostels, etc
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org offers a reference system that works to eliminate abusers and reward positive members, whereby both the host and the couchsurfer leave references for each other, whether positive, negative or neutral, so that future hosts can make better judgments of character.
O CS nao se responsabiliza por qualquer situacao que ocorra entre anfitriao e hospede, mas oferece varias dicas que tentam contribuir com a seguranca dos couchsurfers.
Couchsurfers tend to be young, they tend to be travelling the world, and they tend not to mind bunking down on someone's sofa or spare bed.
Various online websites have been launched to facilitate communication between couchsurfers who are looking for a house to be hosted in or even offer to host tourists themselves.