My wife and I just got back for a little over a month trip around Alaska and Western Canada. We stayed with several tent space folks along the way. I hesitate to mention them because I would hate to see their hospitality get worn out. For every tent space we stayed at, we may have contacted 4 others. Most of the time, people would not respond to the message. That kind of irks me, if you are going to offer the space, you should be able to check your messages every few days. Just a simple reply "sorry, I am out of town" or "I can't host anyone that night" will do. Enough with the negative, the folks we ended up staying with were some of the nicest people we have ever met. Not once did we have to pitch our tent in someone's yard, everyone had a spare room or guest house. These people are a highlight of our trip. There was one couple who we stayed with who had a guest house. They are extremely generous with the house and said we could stay as long as needed. They told that to a Brit who was riding through one time, he ended up staying for a month! I can't exactly remember how it went down, but I think they told him that he had to move on. Even after that experience, they continue to be great hosts. Another couple who hosts a lot of travelers said they check people's posts on this board before responding. They want to only host active and productive members of our community. They frequently get people with one or no posts (with a recent join date), asking for a space to stay.