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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?


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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
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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...

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #110 on: August 01, 2017, 09:45:09 AM »
Bumping this thread because it is such a good idea.

Still waiting to give someone a place to stay who is coming through Ann Arbor, MI.
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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #111 on: August 01, 2017, 10:57:07 PM »
I keep forgetting to check this thread (or sure who's active). We were in Ann Arbor last fall, should have taken you up on the offer

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #112 on: August 13, 2017, 11:13:10 AM »
I am willing to exchange vacation time in a studio in Orange County, CA. You'd just have to be ok living with a cat while you stay there haha.

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #113 on: August 14, 2017, 06:02:40 AM »
Is this still a thing people are doing?  I travel for continuing education classes (i'm a massage therapist) and I also have extra space in my house that could hold maybe 3 people depending on their accomodation needs.  I live in Woodbridge, VA, not far from DC and all its glory.  "glory"

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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #114 on: August 14, 2017, 05:53:26 PM »
Is this still a thing? I'm traveling by train from Dublin > Shanghai next month and still looking for housing in a few cities. I'm recording a podcast about money along the way.  Places I'm looking for hosting still:

  • Dublin, Ireland - August 31 - Sep 4 (or any part of that)
  • Beijing and Shanghai- September 18-24th  (or any part of that)
  • Seoul, South Korea - September 26th

I am experienced couchsurfer - tiny, able to fit in the smallest spaces, an experienced (former professional) vegan cook, will do dishes. Not allergic to anything. Don't drink or smoke. Have many couchsurfing references, have been active in that community since 2006.
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Re: AirMnM
« Reply #115 on: August 17, 2017, 03:12:45 PM »
Hey all, I'm located in Toronto, we have a airbnb style set up in our basement, can accommodate 5+ people. Also would have access to our car to borrow (Don't face punch me, it is a Fit). And some bikes and a kiddo bike trailer! We live within biking distance to downtown Toronto via mostly trails.

We are pet friendly, but we also have two cats.

I would be interested in a vacation swap, or you could just come and cook for me.

May also be looking for a house sitter for a while (TBC)...if anyone is thinking of coming to TO in the next few months let me know!


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Re: AirMnM- Boston to Crested Butte Colorado in Mid October.
« Reply #116 on: September 06, 2017, 04:09:32 PM »
I'm driving from Boston to Crested Butte in mid October. looking for mustachian places to stay along the way. I'd be happy to exchange for you crashing in my study in Crested Butte sometime, which is pretty terrific. (see my air bnb listing for "the blue house") Looking for spots in Western NY, Ohio, chicago, nebraska.