How is Trustroots different from Couchsurfing?

The elephant in the room Couchsurfing, the largest hospitality exchange network has announced on the 14th of May, that they will be requiring many of their users to pay a monthly subscription. Since Trustroots is also enabling hospitality exchange, this is very relevant to us. While Couchsurfing hasn’t claimed to be a charity or aContinue reading “How is Trustroots different from Couchsurfing?”

Introducing the Trustroots shop

We have just launched a shop for Trustroots t-shirts and apparel — something our members have been asking for a while now. We want a world that encourages trust, adventure and intercultural connections. This is another way to show you are part of Trustroots family and promote that the willingness to help each other is universal,Continue reading “Introducing the Trustroots shop”

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”

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)”

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”