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Couch Surfing 101: Setting up your profile

2022/08/30.

A guide for new couch surfers on how to set up your profile so you can host people or get hosted!

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Hosting refugees and finding shelter with Couchers.org

2022/03/13.

We encourage people to use Couchers.org to find temporary housing or help refugees during current and future crises.

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Updates from the development team: February 13th, 2022

2022/02/13 by Aapeli.

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Five things to do in any city

2022/02/07 by Anna.

New to a city and don't know where to start? Here are some great tips for ways to get started exploring any city!

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Updates from the development team: January 30th, 2022

2022/01/30 by Aapeli.

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Five advantages of couch surfing and how to get the most out of it

2022/01/26 by Anna.

Some great reasons you should start couch surfing! And some advice to have the best time doing it.

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Couchers.org becomes the world's first couch surfing platform to obtain 501(c)(3) non-profit status in the US

2022/01/20.

Read about our successful transformation into a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and how this will allow us to grow further.

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Updates from the development team: January 16th, 2022

2022/01/16 by Aapeli.

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Updates from the development team: December 31st, 2021

2021/12/31 by Aapeli.

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Talk of the Town: December 10th, If sustainable not-for-profit hospex is the name, successful community building is the game.

2021/12/10 by Marlies.

Read an overview of the vibrant Community Forum discussions over the past few weeks!

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Talk of the Town: November 10th, Helping Hosts and Data Ownership

2021/11/10 by Marlies.

Read an overview of the vibrant Community Forum discussions over the past few weeks!

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Talk of the Town: October 13th, 2021—Better traveler-host communication and Secret Santa!

2021/10/13 by Marlies.

Read an overview of the vibrant Community Forum discussions over the past few weeks!

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Updates from the development team: October 10th, 2021

2021/10/10 by Aapeli.

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Talk of the Town: September 29th, 2021—What's in a name?

2021/09/29 by Marlies.

Read an overview of the vibrant Community Forum discussions over the past few weeks!

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Updates from the development team: September 26th, 2021

2021/09/26 by Aapeli.

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Updates from the development team: August 29th, 2021

2021/08/29 by Aapeli.

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Talk of the Town: August 25th, 2021—It’s about culture!

2021/08/25 by Natalia.

Read an overview of the vibrant Community Forum discussions over the past few weeks!

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Updates from the development team: August 15th, 2021

2021/08/15 by Aapeli.

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Talk of the Town: August 11th, 2021—Map Search, template messages, and “kind encouragements” to fill in your profile!

2021/08/11 by Natalia.

The vibrant discussions on our Community Forum continue as per usual!

Read an overview of what has been discussed in the forum in the past few weeks.

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Updates from the development team: August 1st, 2021

2021/08/01 by Aapeli.

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Talk of the Town: July 28th, 2021—Checkboxes, documentation, and… towels

2021/07/28 by Natalia.

Did you know we have vibrant discussions on our Community Forum?

Read an overview of what has been discussed in the forum in the past few weeks.

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Updates from the development team: July 18th, 2021

2021/07/18 by Aapeli.

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Talk of the Town: July 14th, 2021—Hosting and User preferences, and Gender Inclusivity

2021/07/14 by Natalia.

Our biweekly digest for the Couchers.org Forum. Did you know we have vibrant public discussions about couch surfing and the future of Couchers.org? Everyone is welcome to participate!

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Updates from the development team: July 4th, 2021

2021/07/04 by Aapeli.

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First Open Town Hall

2021/06/27 by Aapeli.

We kicked off our first Open Town Hall event, read the questions and answers here.

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Updates from the development team: June 20th, 2021

2021/06/20 by Aapeli.

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Q&A with the Contributors: Darren

2021/06/19 by Emily.

Meet Darren, senior frontend engineer.

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Updates from the development team: June 6th, 2021

2021/06/06 by Aapeli.

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Q&A with the Contributors: Mindy

2021/06/04 by Emily.

Get to know Mindy: graphic designer and writer.

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Updates from the development team: May 23rd, 2021

2021/05/23 by Aapeli.

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Celebrating our one-year anniversary

2021/05/16 by Mindy.

A brief recap of the platform’s milestones so far, at what we hope to achieve over the next 12 months.

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Updates from the development team: May 9th, 2021

2021/05/09 by Aapeli.

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Making couch surfing friends virtually from the other side of the world

2021/05/01 by Emily.

How one writer joined and developed a virtual community of avid couch surfers during the pandemic.

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Updates from the development team: April 25th, 2021

2021/04/25 by Aapeli.

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Q&A with the Contributors: Lucas

2021/04/07 by Emily.

Meet our frontend development team lead: Lucas!

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Q&A with the Contributors: Miuriel

2021/04/05 by Emily.

We're chatting with Miuriel, our graphic design team lead!

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Q&A With the Contributors: Nolo

2021/03/29 by Emily.

Get to know our forum admin: Nolo!

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Couchsurfing™ has Banned Online Events

2021/03/25 by Emily.

Couchsurfing™ support has released an update, changing the policy to ban virtual events across the platform.

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