An online hospitality site means that strangers wind up in Polish people’s homes. A heavy-metal fanatic in a pensioner’s flat, a medical student at a motorcyclist’s pad, a Vietnamese man at a young mother’s place, a Swiss fencing enthusiast in the residence of two conservative sisters... What are they seeking in their encounters with strangers? Is one night enough to fill a void in someone’s life. Or will it simply make it even more painfully acute?
An image of a contemporary city from the couchsurfers’ perspective. Warsaw is becoming a meeting place for people from different corners of the world, of different ages, with different life stories. What they have in common is a feeling of being lost and a dire need to run away from their solitude. Couchsurfing is becoming a platform of communication for totally different worlds – what may be any other reason why a Polish engineer in his fifties and a German student assemble together a Chinese model of a helicopter?
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