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Rigsy | 12:06 UK time, Wednesday, 5 August 2009

It's really never been my thing - when it comes to accomodation, I tend to look for a reasonably priced hotel or whatever I could possibly afford (depending on when it was in my life) rather than "crash" at a mate's house, let alone a randomer. If I'd no money, I'd rather just stay at home. And I've never done backpacking.

Which is why I'm not doing a feature on sofa surfing - but ATL contributer Keith Anderson is!

Sofa surfing is all about meeting up with people and getting accomodation for free anywhere in the world. Apparently, if you stay in someone's house you can make them dinner or walk their dog or do some stand up or whatever and that's you square.

And so to the reason for this blog. Have you done this? Have you any experiences of either hosting a random person on your sofa or crashing on someone's else living room who you'd not known existed the day before? Would you consider this an option should you ever want to travel around the world? What would it take for you to give up your sofa every weekend?

Email us at atl@bbc.co.uk with your stories and whether you'd like to take part in our feature by sharing your experiences on air. Put SOFA as your subject matter.


  • Comment number 1.

    Sofa surfing is always good as a last resort. When your travelling through smaller towns its often a good bet to find someone willing to give up there sofa for a night.

  • Comment number 2.

    Went to manchester a while ago. One friend was determined to couch surf and ended up getting feed, watered and access to a 24 hour snooker hall (*cough* serving refreshments) because of it....

    The rest of us stayed in a very grotty hotel for £30 a night.... He won.


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