If you're heading out to the ICSID/IDSA World Congress/Connecting '07 event in San Francisco next week and have yet to make accommodations, well, consider networking in your jam-jams. That's right. For "an affordable alternative to hotels in the city," imagine yourself in a fellow design industry person's home, fresh awake from a snooze on the ol' air mattress, chatting about the day's upcoming events over Pop Tarts and OJ.
During a casual conversation about the upcoming IDSA conference, two local San Francisco deigners came up with a simple idea: rent out extra space in their SOMA loft apartment to conference attendees. Then, create a web site to let others in San Francisco rent their space.
And so was born AirBed & Breakfast, where "guests" receive a home-cooked breakfast (not necessarily Pop Tarts, but hey, we can't guarantee anything) and designertype hosts who know their way around town. AB&B also encourages SF locals to list their apartments soon, if interested.