While I have toured extensively, my wife has not and would not ever consider it. That's OK, I can hardly ride the 10 miles down to the coffee shop anymore. But I do know what it's like to pitch your tent behind a convenience store in strange town just so you won't get hassled by the police for camping in a park. This is one reason I host. Where we live the nearest legal camping is 35 miles north and 15 miles south and those campgrounds are usually full. Worse yet, the police aggressive enforce this, Woe be the fate of a touring cyclist that thinks it's OK to camp in homeless encampment.
So I host because I know what it's like trying to find just a safe place for the night.
Now my wife comes from a culture that takes great pride and effort when comes to hosting anything. She pulls out all stops, and used to regularly host parties of 30 people, making sure that not one person is even slightly inconvenienced. But something happened ... we got old. She just can't do that any more. She limits our Warmshowers hosting to once a month because she gets worn out fretting and obsessing about whether the guest has the best accommodations ever.
I tell her, Warmshowers people just want a safe place. We can offer that. They can stay in the courtyard where the outdoor shower is and they'll be ecstatic! But no, she feels guilty.
Here's the advice I need. How do I tell my wife that's OK if we just provide a safe place and a shower (yes, warm)?