- 1 What's the difference with BeWelcome?
- 2 What's the difference with CouchSurfing?
- 3 What's the difference with Hospitality Club?
- 4 Is there an official organization?
- 5 What are you trying to achieve?
- 6 Can I help?
- 7 How do you fund this project?
- 8 Will there be advertising?
- 9 I love this, how can I add our base?
What's the difference with BeWelcome?
BeWelcome is a project with great volunteers, unfortunately it doesn't seem to catch on. Nomadbase takes a different approach to hospitality exchange. The software we use is <a href="http://sharewiki.org/en/Free_software">free</a> and very modular and if there is consensus among BeWelcome volunteers we will be very happy to work on any form of integration.
What's the difference with CouchSurfing?
CouchSurfing is great, and even though it's growing rapidly, it has become a bit stagnant. It's great to have a network of 1 million people who surf each other's couches, we want to extend the sharing and to let other people help develop the network and the underlying infrastructure. We also want to try out a different form of hospitality, with more focus on sharing.
What's the difference with Hospitality Club?
See above, only in a more extreme way.
Is there an official organization?
Not yet. As of December 27th 2008 the domain name and the server are owned by Kasper Souren Consultancy. We will probably register a Foundation in the Netherlands early 2009.
What are you trying to achieve?
Many things. Sharing, adventure, fun, conviviality, freedom of information, free software. What are you trying to achieve?
Can I help?
Yes, please! We need nomads who want to help. Contact <a href="mailto:[email protected]">Kasper</a> with a short description of your goals and skills. Currently we're especially in need of Drupal experts, PHP programmers, designers with knowledge of CSS. Of course other skills are very welcome too, translation, writing, ...
How do you fund this project?
So far it didn't cost very much. We plan on funding it through other projects that are related to this project - such as building Drupal websites for NGOs.
Will there be advertising?
No Google Ads! No annoying banners!
I love this, how can I add our base?
Ha ha, you can't, yet. Just wait a bit...