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Kickstarter Reminder! (5 DAYS LEFT!) + 50 Couches in 50 Nights featured on LAist, AFAR, and CouchSurfing.org! + 2 year Anniversary!

5 more days!   Make your pledge on Kickstarter today!



Over the weekend, the 50 Couches in 50 Nights project was featured on LAist.com, and specifically, the blog, and more specifically Madame Pamita and Maura


it was also mentioned on AFAR’s “What we’re reading” blog…


and late last week, CouchSurfing.org posted about the project on their facebook page…


All of this is very exciting and generated a record amount of traffic on the blog and on many of the social networking sites. People were reading the stories, liking the facebook page, tweeting about it, checking out the photos on flickr, and following along on tumblr.   The Kickstarter page got some attention too, and  even led to some pledges being made.  Yay!

And all of this was on top of it being the 2 year anniversary of the start of the project on May 31st.  I’ll post a short blog about that soon.

It’s already been quite a busy and emotional time, but we’re not through yet!  There’s ONLY 5 MORE DAYS left in order for me to meet my goal, and if I don’t meet my goal, I won’t receive ANY of the funding.  We’re currently at $3901, so we are close, but I need your help to get to $5000.


If you haven’t already, please click the photo below, check out the Kickstarter video and rewards and become a backer by clicking the green “Back This Project” button.  Even $5 helps me to get there and you can pre-order a book there now too.


I would greatly appreciate it if you would continue to spread the word.  Every share on facebook, tweet you send, or friend you tell, helps not only make the campaign a success, it helps the project to grow.

thank you very much for your continued support,



About 50 Couches in 50 Nights

My name is Dean MacKay. In June and July of 2010, I slept on 50 different couches in 50 consecutive nights. I took photographs of the couches, both as a couch and as my bed. I took portraits of my hosts and interviewed them. I documented their homes on film and digitally as well as in a journal. I was treated to home cooked meals and intimate secrets. I was cared for when I was ill and checked in on after I was long gone. There were sleepless nights and busy days and times spent discussing the past and dreaming about the future. I drank a lot of coffee at a lot of different coffee houses. There were old friends who became closer and acquaintances who I now call my friends. There were even strangers who invited me into their homes. Threads were woven among them all. My skills were honed as I practiced my craft on a daily basis. I learned many things about my hosts and I continue to learn many things about myself. These times are unforgettable. This journey was initially born out of necessity. The economic times had taken their toll. But the fruit of this labor is not simply financial. It is emotional and spiritual and societal. I tapped into something that is still developing. And as it develops I will share with you this knowledge as well as providing you a way to share it with others. I hope that you will support me as this journey continue and grows. I plan to unveil many things from this work including a coffee table book on the couches, and perhaps other books and a documentary. I'm also hoping to get the blog carried on a major website. Of course, and second project is also in the works although what form it will take has yet to be determined. Any assistance or advice that you can offer to further these projects is welcome. Your support, both financial and emotional, is crucial to my success. Thank You. © Dean MacKay 2010


One thought on “Kickstarter Reminder! (5 DAYS LEFT!) + 50 Couches in 50 Nights featured on LAist, AFAR, and CouchSurfing.org! + 2 year Anniversary!

  1. Reblogged this on Unscne.

    Posted by 50 Couches in 50 Nights | June 5, 2012, 2:41 pm

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