Your couch is my castle

When moving to a new city, it is often difficult to find housing. Especially international students tend to have difficulties finding a permanent place to stay, since landlords often do not want to rent to students, especially if they are not registered as Dutch citizens. Since hostels, hotels, or living with your parents are also not an option, we decided to find a new solution, namely couchsurfing. Couchsurfing comes from the website couchsurfing.org, where people offer their couches to travelers who need to stay somewhere for a while. The website has over 6 million members by now, and has mostly gained positive reviews. Although couchsurfing has many advantages, it has never been tried for a long period of time, which is what we wanted to do. In the end, we found out that although couchsurfing is great for a while, it only works for a certain type of person. The great thing is, that once you have  found your place to settle down, you can offer your own couch to other travelers.

A production by Maiximilan Donnermeyer, Fynn Gerken, Marjie Gorman and Nora van den Heuvel

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