Couch Surfing in a Jordanian Cave
by Heather Bond | May, 2012
One of the most unique “couches” available on Couchsurfing.com (a website allowing users to create profiles of available housing to share with visitors) belongs to Ghassab Al-Bedoul. Al-Bedoul lives in Petra, Jordan and has offered up accommodations in his sandstone cave to visitors for the last four years.
Al-Bedoul is Bedouin, and like most Bedouin, they have made caves in Petra their home for hundreds of years. Since posting on Couchsurfing.com, Al-Bedoul has had over 1,200 visitors. His cave dwelling has solar powered lighting and can accommodate up to 10 people at a time. Along with the free accommodation, Al-Bedoul often takes visitors on mountain hikes and tours through Petra.
More on the cave-based “couch” can be seen at CNN.com
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Heather Bond posts from Chicago, the windiest city in the world. She likes yoga, pub trivia, a hot towel and a fully reclined seat. She hopes her next trip will be to Djibouti, because she loves to say Djibouti so much. Follow Heather on Twitter @metro_naturale