We are a couple from Australia who have been living and studying in Scandinavia. We are travelling the rest of Europe over the summer and would prefer to borrow someone's apartment for our accommodation, rather than to camp in hostel rooms. Borrowing an apartment gives us the feeling that we are really residents in a city. An apartment grants us privacy, the opportunity to make home cooked meals, and gives us the feeling of being real residents of the city (reducing that acute awareness one has of being a 'tourist'). These are all things that we value when we travel. In return, we will be very conscientious guests and regard your home as we would our own - with pride and care.