I read about this website in SPIN Magazine called Couchsurfing. It is a nonprofit social network of people who offer sofas to travelers in the hope that someday the favor will be returned. This website is a cool alternative for bands to have a free place to stay while on the road and at the same time giving them the ability to meet new people.
With the state of the economy membership has soared in the past year. More than half of the 900-plus bands that use it joined in 2008.