The idea

The concept

Imagine arriving in a city like Paris or Mumbai and somebody is already waiting for you. Imagine that instead of going to eat at the place recommended by the guidebook, someone shows you their favourite restaurant. Imagine the experience staying as a personal guest of your new friend rather than sleeping in an impersonal hotel room. BeWelcome makes it possible.

You like the idea? Get active!

Join one of our teams: Share the work, commitment and fun! We are currently looking for:

  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Testers
  • Member Support
  • Translators
  • Local volunteers
Feel like helping? Click here and choose your team.

Thank You!

Your opinion, please!

We are constantly working on the improvement of BeWelcome. If you have a suggestion, please let us know.

How is it organised?

Dreaming alone is not enough. That's why we have founded BeVolunteer, a non-profit organisation registered in Rennes, France. Through BeVolunteer's official statutes, we provide a basis for democratic decision making, financial transparency and information security so that we can protect our members and manage the project BeWelcome effectively.

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Giving gives joy

written by duesseldorf - 2017/02/17 22:15

I send a thank you message to another member who donated more than the average. BeWelcome member harvski gave 100 Euros. I asked him why he decided to donate - and here is his very insightful answer:

"I really hope that BeWelcome becomes more popular as it's such a lovely thing to host and be hosted by people just for the joy of it. I've been participating in these sorts of communities for many years and have made many amazing friends. As an IT professional I know how much it costs to host servers and am am...

Thanks for another big donation :)

written by duesseldorf - 2017/02/02 08:46

It happened again: One member donated one tenth of the money we need for a whole year. We are VERY grateful for this! Thank you!

Matchi1981 - a German living in China - donated 200 Euros. This one donation enables BeWelcome to run for  about 5 to 6 weeks.

I asked Matchi1981 why he donated such a big sum. Here is his answer:

"After I became a BeWelcome member and got used to this website, I was looking for an opportunity to support thi...

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