THERE is an "urgent need" for Glasgow residents to share their homes with COP26 guests.

In a post on Twitter, COP26 Coalition shared a call-out.

They wrote: "Calling all Glasgow Residents! Do you have a spare room, sofa, or floor? We are in ***urgent*** need of more Glasgow based Homestay hosts!" 

A link was shared to Homestay Network's official website that explained how to become a host. 

It stated that anyone interested did not need to have a spare room and added: "a mattress on the floor is great".

We previously reported that almost 700 Glaswegian households have signed up.

A statement on the website read: "Join hundreds of others in opening your home to a visiting activist, scientist, or policymaker. All you need is a floor and an open door!

"Not only will you be supporting the international climate movement’s remarkable efforts, but housing a guest can reduce accommodation emissions by more than 80% and energy usage by more than 70%* compared to a hotel stay.

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"People from countries least responsible for, and most affected by, the climate crisis are often unable to attend important conferences due to lack of resources.

"Make sure that everyone has the best chance of being there to make their voices heard by providing free or low-cost accommodation for those who really need it.

"We expect our hosts to be natural, respectful and authentic to themselves and to their guests. There’s absolutely no pressure for you to act like a hotel. Basic comfort and basic kindness. A sofa or mattress on the floor is great.

"Meet remarkable people from around the world and connect with this truly international movement."

Anyone interested shares their space by creating a profile at

You will then receive messages and booking requests from COP26 visitors who would like to stay with you during the conference. Requests can be accepted or declined.

If requested, you will host climate defenders in your home and be part of the movement. 

The Homestay Network is operated independently from the Scottish Government, by non-profit organisations.