Shareable readers have recently heard about CASH Music, which connects listeners to artists, and we've heard about CouchSurfing, which connects travelers to local crashpads. Now here's a service that combines the music with the couches: Better Than The Van, which connects bands on tour with places to stay.

From what I can see on the site, this brilliant idea really isn't much more complicated than that. If you'd like to get a feel for the service, check out this segment of KEYE-TV's show "We Are Austin":

You can register your couch or you can sign up for the BTTV street team.

Jeremy Adam Smith


Jeremy Adam Smith

Jeremy Adam Smith is the editor who helped launch He's the author of The Daddy Shift (Beacon Press, June 2009); co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton

Things I share: Mainly babysitting with other parents! I also share all the transportation I can, through bikes and buses and trains and carpooling.