Couchsurfing: The Rise and Demise of a Dream
Bartering and the sharing economy have existed long before the internet, but a group of dreamers saw a rare opportunity to take their dream global during the early days of the internet.
Before Airbnb, CouchSurfing was a platform where strangers opened up their homes to strangers for free, enabling the travel of millions around the globe. The organization grew from a volunteer fueled start-up to a multi-million-dollar business but somehow never benefited its founders. This is the story of the rise and demise of that dream.
Awards and Nominations
HotDocs, Toronto, Canada 2022 – Official Selection, World Premiere
2022, 19 min