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Things You Might Not Know About

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WS Member ユーザー Warmshowers Administrator の写真
Things You Might Not Know About
  • Warmshowers is a great organization, now about 18 years old, served by a website since 2005.
  • The generosity of the hosts is the fundamental thing that makes the organization work.
  • More than half our members (35,000 out of the 54,000) have joined in the last two years (2013-2014)
  • Warmshowers has changed in the past and will change in the future. Organizations must respond to new challenges. We have many new challenges in our organization.
  • We have done continuous improvements over the years, both in the website and in organizational management. For example, we have a conflict team to deal with member problems and issues, which wasn’t needed when we had 1,000 members.
  • A key initiative over the last couple of years has been financial and organizational sustainability. We have been getting our act together with appropriate governmental recognition as a US 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation, a completely separate bank account owned directly by the organization, a board of directors, etc.
  • More than 35 volunteers do everything from translation to development to member administration.
  • Our annual budget to date has never exceeded US$5000, mostly spent on hosting expenses and liability insurance.
WS Member ユーザー WS Member の写真
Great Accomplishment!


It's not every organization that can provide so much good for so many people on such a low budget. I have had nothing but great experiences with both hosts and guests from Warmshowers. Keep up the good work!

Jim K

WS Member ユーザー WS Member の写真
thanks for the info

Good to have it summed up the way you did. Thanks for sharing

Four years of hosting has brought over 50 people to my door step. Each had their own story to
share and were good guests to have at my table.

I would not have met any of them without this website thanks again


WS Member ユーザー WS Member の写真
Thanks Randy, great

Thanks Randy, great information.

WS Member ユーザー WS Member の写真
Thank you!

I have been (bike) touring the world since 1980 and fantasized about an option like this for many years.
I am so grateful for WS and want to thank all of the volunteers for all they have done.


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