Karen’s Story

Who is Karen?

I like people. I like people who travel.

I also like to host people as guests.

For this reason, I have converted the workshop in my backyard to a small guest cottage, and a few years ago I signed up on Airbnb.

So now I rent it out, and I guess word is getting out, because I’m getting more and more guests signing up to stay there.

Also, I’m a member of the Warm Showers Association. This is a member group of people who have a love of all things biking. I’m talking bicycling, not motorcycling. Those of us Warm Showers hosts open up our homes to touring bicyclists and provide them with lodging and food for free.

And also, I’m a member of Couch Surfers. This is kind of like Warm Showers, but it’s broader in that we open our homes to any random traveler who needs a couch to sleep on for a night or two. Yeah, there are some parameters and restrictions, but like I said, it is looser than Warm Showers.

Because of all of the above, I always have people in my home, and I love it!
I decided to write this blog about some of my hosting experiences. Hope you enjoy it.

Karen