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Couchsurfing Base Camp

“I live at the CouchSurfing Base Camp with 14 other people in the heart of downtown Berkeley. It’s close to lot’s of great food, shopping, entertainment, and student life. I’m still just learning about Berkeley myself. Base Camp is busy day and night as the home and office for much of CS’s full-time staff. It’s fun to see how CouchSurfing is run, but not a good place to hang out during the day”, says Matthew Brauer on his CS profile.

The base-camp was already announced in the latest post of the CS Alaska Collective. “Currently, our very talented scout, Pinkfish, who found our dream location in Pai, Thailand, as well as this amazing house in Homer, Alaska, is searching for a living and office space to house fifteen full-time volunteers and staff for the next 12 months in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.”

What a surprise to read though that the Base Camp is already there, while it was clearly communicated on August the 20th that “before we move in, we’ll post the available volunteer roles at Base Camp and at the next Collective that will most likely begin in November. Maybe one of these roles has your name on it!”

- No.

5 Responses to “Couchsurfing Base Camp”

  • I might have misunderstood the general manager here, but to me it seems a bit weird that the “home and office space to house fifteen full-time volunteers and staff” is “not a good place to hang out during the day”.

  • @Kasper: I don’t get it. Where did you get that quote from?

  • Two quotes actually, one is from Pinkfish, the other one from TTT, both taken from Robin’s blog post, who quoted from TTT’s profile and the Base Camp announcement.

  • Putting that sentence back into the perspective it came out of (the couch info of his profile): what he is saying is that for a couchsurfer it is not a very good place to hang out in, since everyone is working during the day.

  • Is this still valid? The position etc and the base camp? Looks like a great idea, just wondering if all this has come to fruition.
    Please let me know the status of what is happening, I am very interested.
    Thank you very much, Jennie

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