Since then I have hosted 43 people in my home on the North Coast. I had a hitchhiker from Finland, an American couple and their 9 month old baby, a film crew from Canada, two Swedish girls, a French girl travelling with her Grandfather amongst others. I've met some wonderful people, and had some great times. I've also used it myself some more too. I've stayed with a young unicycling family in Liechtenstein, a Tube driver in London, and a Scrabble player in Ballycastle. Last October I took my Dad couchsurfing in Krakow, and last week I stayed with a wonderful man, Ivan, in his home in Cadiz while in Faro I slept in Bruno's house (right) which is right beside the sea.
There'll be the usual won't you get raped/mugged/murdered questions that I'm used to, but the system is based on community trust provided through references and vouches.
I highly recommend it, as a means of meeting varied and fascinating people, and enjoying the richness of culture and diversity.