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Primm

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #100 on: September 16, 2016, 01:31:07 AM »
This thread is great! Is there a way to propose that it gets the "sticky" flag?

I'm working on a fun method of doing this. However, hit up a mod. If anyone can do it, they can.

thanks, just proposed to arebelspy...

You do realise he's already married, right? ;)

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #101 on: September 16, 2016, 01:38:55 AM »
This thread is great! Is there a way to propose that it gets the "sticky" flag?

I'm working on a fun method of doing this. However, hit up a mod. If anyone can do it, they can.

thanks, just proposed to arebelspy...

You do realise he's already married, right? ;)

Well they are always going to different countries, depending where they are at the time, that might not be a problem (legally)?
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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #102 on: September 16, 2016, 03:04:51 AM »
Thread is sticky now, thanks arebelspy.

And also thanks to Primm for improving my english skills - i updated the original post.

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #103 on: September 16, 2016, 04:37:43 AM »
Thread is sticky now, thanks arebelspy.

And also thanks to Primm for improving my english skills - i updated the original post.

The original was funnier.

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #104 on: September 17, 2016, 12:22:19 PM »
At Camp Mustache this year, there was a fair amount of discussion around this concept - house swapping, or couch surfing with other MMMers. This thread and associated spreadsheet definitely show there's some interest in the idea. Have many people successfully negotiated a trade?

I thought about putting a bit of effort into creating a minimum-viable-product website that would basically act as a couchsurfing/AirMnM directory but for Mustachians, but I am not entirely sure if there's enough demand to warrant the effort. Improvements over the spreadsheet would probably include a map, and searchable results.

I think there may be a variety of people who have an extra room, couch, or even driveway to park an RV, who wouldn't mind meeting traveling mustachians and hosting them, what do you all think?

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #105 on: September 17, 2016, 04:02:09 PM »
@ Kudy

I think thats a cool idea. The spreadsheets are a bit challenging to navigate. A map function would be great. I also think you should be compensated for your time and effort. 

Maybe start a gofundme or something similar for the idea and see how interested people on this forum really are in the idea?


Just my thoughts.

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #106 on: September 18, 2016, 12:17:47 AM »
How about turning the spreadsheet directly into a map?  That could be a low effort, high impact solution, although not as good as a full solution.  For example, see http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-ways-to-make-a-google-map-using-google-spreadsheet-data/

Otherwise, we could see what other niche couch surfing sites do.  For example, https://warmshowers.org  (biking), https://pasportaservo.org (Esperanto), or http://motostays.com (motorcycles, via a Google search).  BeWelcome, a couch surfing-like site has their source code available: https://github.com/BeWelcome/rox
« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 02:20:01 AM by Able was I ERE »
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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #107 on: October 04, 2016, 05:15:41 AM »
I just found this thread for the first time -- what a great idea!!  Thank you for your efforts to get it going again Kudy.  Count me in.  We are gonzo travelers and would love to exchange places with other mustachians.

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #108 on: October 07, 2016, 11:30:15 AM »
Ah! I have been thinking we should start something like this. I have also thought/looked for cheap lots and small pieces of land to take an rv or just a tent to that are neat and close to other sites but too far to drive from the house; sort of an alternative cheap vacation home idea at 1/100 the cost! If I ever get one or multiple ones Ill add. Don't think we are quite ready in our home for this, unless someone has an rv/tent.

Also, a little bummed that we don't live in a more tourist/fun place but remembered we are 5 minutes to a huge lake and large public forest, 30 minutes to several national forest, 15 minutes to another lake, 40 minutes to the mountains, and this..

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/news/yr2012/dec20/dec20_natgeo.html

also <4 hours to the beach, 10 minutes to a major interstate, close to a public university with lots of events. A little reflection can remind one of how good you have it.

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #109 on: October 07, 2016, 01:53:08 PM »
I drove a car through the horse pasture (very lazy) but was still nice.   The dirt roads just keep going...