After years of involvement in the DIY music scene (toured full time, did a label, booked shows, etc) I've spent countless nights staying with people all over and hosted bands from around the world at my house for more than a decade. I'd much rather do "business" with someone I'd also like to have a beer and play a boardgame with.
We've now hosted well over 50 guests and absolutely love the experience. Sometimes we just talk for a few mins at check in and other times we spend lots of time hanging out, but either way, it's been a wonderful experience to share our home with so many awesome people from all over the world!
The sum value of a life can only be measured in the quality and abundance of positive connections a person makes in the brief time before they turn into worm food. I live a life of awesome moments.