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Travelers can trade chats in their mother tongue for free lodging

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TalkTalkbnb is a free peer-to-peer language and accommodation exchange.

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The best way to learn a foreign language is to immerse oneself in it, and conversation is resource that almost anyone can offer. TalkTalkbnb is a peer-to-peer language and accommodation exchange, which enables hosts to trade food and lodging for conversation in their guest’s mother tongue.


To begin, hosts and travelers create a profile on TalkTalkbnb, detailing their first language and where they would like to travel to, or their home and what language they want to practice. Then, other users can browse the site and find a user that suits their needs. Once a match has been made, the host offers free lodging and food in exchange for their guest spending time with them during their stay, speaking in their native language.

We have already seen a German organization offer free co-working space in Berlin in exchange for creating online content and helpful travelers doing chores in return for free accommodation, what other skills could be traded for working or living space?



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