Horizon is couchsurfing/airbnb within friends, friends of friends, and communities you belong to (such Peace Corps, Sigma Phi Epsilon, or Kiva). There is a giveback angle allowing travelers to thank their hosts by making a donation to charity (either the host’s favorite charity, or the organization that facilitated the stay).
You may have noticed the updates have been a bit slow these days here at Oh Hey World. There’s a reason for that.
We’re shifting gears.
Over the past 6 or 8 months, we’ve been validating a new hospitality exchange app, which we’ve recently named Horizon.
It’s our 2nd attempt at solving the rampant missed connections problem that exists for every traveler. We’re headed to Santiago (Chile) for the Start-up Chile program, and will be working on the app from there for 6 months. Unlike location sharing, finding a free or cheap place to stay for your next trip is a massive pain point for virtually all 200 million millenial travelers.