‘ She is absolutely crazy ‘ was just about everyone’s reaction when we told them of Sofia, a Russian lady we met in Phnom Penh the afternoon before she started couch surfing with her 4 year old son. We thought it was an inspiring story of what is possible (with kids) but we could also understand peoples concerns : Is it safe to couch surf with children ? is it wise to couch surf with, or without, kids given some of the horror stories one hears ? We decided to speak to some seasoned ‘family’ couchsurfers to get the low down on their experiences…. and to see if it would be a fit for us.