Iberian Collective

tl;dr We’re organizing a Trustroots Collective this Autumn somewhere in the South of Portugal or in Andalusia. What A Collective is a time and space bound group of people choosing to work non profit on the same cause they believe in, like hospitality (exchange) or contributing in helping for any other reason. In short, weContinue reading “Iberian Collective”

Trustroots goes invitation only

From today, new members can only join Trustroots by invitation. Why? Trustroots is growing, we’ve just passed 25’000 members. We recently issued our first member ban. Until now Trustroots has been focused around the hitchhiking community. As we grow, we want to manage the transition to a wider audience carefully. Right now we simply don’t have the features toContinue reading “Trustroots goes invitation only”

Introducing Trustroots Tribes*

Today we’re introducing Trustroots Tribes*. A Tribe* is a group of people on Trustroots with similar interests. How do you build a trust network that can scale up when it grows bigger? This question has occupied our minds for a long time. This started long before we actually founded Trustroots, when working on and using similar networks.Continue reading “Introducing Trustroots Tribes*”

First Trustroots collective: Berlin 2015

From the 7th of August and onwards the Trustroots team is gathering in Berlin for the first Trustroots collective. We launched the website last December and we are very happy with the current situation. We now have an official non profit Trustroots Foundation registered in the UK. Almost 9000 members strong, with a lot ofContinue reading “First Trustroots collective: Berlin 2015”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung article (in German)

A couple of weeks ago Mikael, Callum and I were interviewed by Marlene Göring. She was writing an article about hospitality exchange for a renowned German newspaper. Here’s the article, it’s in German: Sofa So Good – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (posted here by author’s request). And a big chunk of it is about Trustroots! It mostly looks prettyContinue reading “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung article (in German)”

We’re now testing with Browserstack

Test driven development is great. Before you create new features or fix a bug you first write a test case that covers the specific issue. In the long run this means that you’re avoiding unforeseen side effects and that the entire code base is a lot more stable. Selenium testing is great in that you’reContinue reading “We’re now testing with Browserstack”

Announcing the Trustroots Foundation

Exciting times! It’s time to give a little update about our legal status. From a legal point of view Trustroots has been a hobby project so far, but we obviously need a non-profit legal base for our project. We now have the Trustroots Foundation. We just set up a Limited by Guarantee (LBG) in the United Kingdom underContinue reading “Announcing the Trustroots Foundation”

It’s not Trustroutes

This is a tiny post to help people who are trying to find us under other words. It’s not Trustroutes. But if you’re googling this name we want you to find us nevertheless. Same for trust routes, trustroute and trust route. It’s quite a nice name as well, especially when it comes to hitchhiking. ButContinue reading “It’s not Trustroutes”

How we “use” Facebook

It seems there is a misunderstanding about how we’re using Facebook. I’m getting some signals that some people don’t want to sign up “because of Facebook”. Let me clarify three things about what we do with Facebook. There is no and there never will be any obligation to have a Facebook account to use Trustroots.Continue reading “How we “use” Facebook”