User account

Welcome! Please read this before continuing below

We're glad you want to sign up for Warm Showers! In a minute we're going to have you enter all your information, and then we'll send you a validation email - you have to click a link in that email. But of course in these days of billions of spam filters, you might not get the email if you don't add us to your spam whitelist, and then your account will never be enabled. So....
  1. Right now, before submitting this form, please add wsl@warmshowers.org to your Spam whitelist (or just send us a quick email with "test" as the subject). Instructions on how to do it on many email providers are here. If you don't do this, you may not receive the validation email from us with your password, so you won't get signed up.
  2. Please take a look at the Rules and remember to check them out whenever you are in doubt.
  3. When you sign up, please remember that it means you're planning to offer hospitality, at least someday. This is a reciprocal hospitality site. (If you are on tour or otherwise can't offer hospitality right now, you'll check the "not currently available" checkbox and then in the future you can uncheck it in your account.)
  4. Minors (people not of legal age) are not allowed to use the site, so please do not continue if you are a minor.
  5. Remember that we have a Frequently Asked Questions page, which may resolve problems if you have them, and remember to check it if you ever have trouble logging into the site.
  6. Are you concerned about who can see the information you put here? The website is constructed such that the information in your profile is not visible to the outside world; only members will be able to view it after they have logged in. And your email address is always hidden, even from other members.
  7. Your personal safety is also very important to us. Please read the the Personal Security page for more information on this subject.
  8. Our Privacy Policy reminds you that your member profile is visible only to other members and that only members can contact you.
  9. By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use which emphasize that you and you alone are responsible for every interaction with other Warmshowers members


OK, that's all! Please continue on below and fill in your registration.
Account information
Spaces are allowed; punctuation is not allowed except for periods, hyphens, and underscores.
A valid e-mail address that you check regularly. All e-mails from the system will be sent to this address, and this is the most common way for members to contact you. The e-mail address is not displayed on the site. You will have to confirm this email address.
Please re-type your e-mail address to confirm it is accurate.
Provide a password for the new account in both fields.
If this box is checked, the user will be forced to change their password on their first login.
Location Information
If you don't have a postal code or don't know it, put NONE here.
Current Hosting Status
Check this if you are not currently available to host cyclists. Please add a note to the "About Me" section saying why you're not available to host, and remember to uncheck it when you become available. Checking this box leaves you off the map, and off most of the lists.
If you are permanently unavailable to host, just set this to a date far in the future.
Member Information
Please enter your full name (including last name).
If you do not enter your full name your account may not be activated.
Please introduce yourself! To be considered a legitimate member it is important that you put some effort into this. You can write about your cycling experience, your hosting capability, or if you are currently on tour you could write about that. Other things worthy of mention may be any restrictions or distinctive traits you have. Are you vegetarian? A smoker? Do you have allergies? Do you own a pet? If you are offering hospitality, please consider posting your house rules here, explaining what you expect of visiting cyclists. A minimum of 15 words needs to be entered in this field. And yes, this field is screened so please do not just type in nonsense or your new account will be deleted.
If you require significant advance notice, please mention it here. All cyclists should give as much notice as possible.
Maximum number of cyclists you could host at one time
URL of your website, if any, in form http://yourwebsite.com. Leave it blank if you don't have one.