July 14, 2004 8:50 AM   Subscribe

The Educator's Bed and Breakfast Network Lodging for US $34 per couple per night, and breakfast too! Required - a house of your own (or maybe a large apartment, I suppose) to host fellow members. Membership costs $35 per year with a one-time $10 initial registration fee. "Educators" is a broad category which includes teachers of all sorts, writers, journalists, researchers, librarians, probably DJ's....many bloggers...
posted by troutfishing (5 comments total)
So it's like CouchSurfing but a bit fancier and fee-based? Good for the picky folks, I s'pose.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:29 AM on July 14, 2004

It all depends on whether or not you want to sleep on a couch, and whether you want breakfast. Also, two people would require two couches - unless the couch was a fold out bed or they slept literally on top of each other.

You get breakfast too. Put it this way - fancy bed and breakfast joints in many areas of the US are up past $200 a night.

But if you're broke, couch surfing wins.
posted by troutfishing at 11:27 AM on July 14, 2004 makes you pony up $25 if you want to be "verified" as well. Not strictly necessary, but they definitely suggest it. The thing I like about this BnB network is that if you host people, you accumulate travel credits that can be used to stay with other people. I was sort of amazed how many people there are who use this network in Vermont. There are other free-ish groups like this for different types of people. I guess the blanket term is hospitality club for all types of different people, including those who speak Esperanto!
posted by jessamyn at 12:24 PM on July 14, 2004

Yike. The site looks like it's built from the same template as "Ad Placers Needed! Work From Home!" sites. The CouchSurfing site seems far more inviting, and simpler.

A neat idea, fee notwithstanding... and it makes me wonder why there isn't a separate "" out there. With the kind of power coders the weblog world has got, surely a slick system with credits, ICBM tags, maps, profiles, ratings and who knows what else could be built in no time.

More than a few bloggers have pulled off "blogging across the country" trips relying on networks of other bloggers and readers... it seems a natural fit.
posted by pzarquon at 1:25 PM on July 14, 2004

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posted by troutfishing at 7:20 PM on July 14, 2004

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