Airbnb.com is a website that allows people to rent out their fully furnished apartments and homes to traveler’s, to a cost of up to $50 per night.
Couchsurfing.com allows locals to share their home and couches for free. The goal of this site is to help traveler’s learn about the culture and interact with a local in cities across the world.
Homeexchange.com helps those who want to travel abroad for the summer the chance to do just that. Homeowners will swap homes with one another, and even have the opportunity to swap cars if they would like.
All of these sites are user friendly and provide alternatives to those who wish to see the world on a budget.