There were two reasons why I took a break. The first was burnout. I was so active that at one time, I was hosting people almost back to back. My Mom and Wife are awesome hosts and they really go out of their way to make them feel comfortable. But too many guests can be very hard on them.
Second was the lack of space. With my parents and grandmom with me, we don’t have an extra room to spare. Hence, couchsurfers would literally crash on my couch in the hall. At times, mostly in the mornings when its rush hour at home trying to get the kids to school in time, it can seem very overwhelming for the guests.
Luckily, our next door neighbour moved out to his newly constructed house in the suburbs and we quickly rented out the place. This doubles up the living space and we spent spent a few months renovating our home. Now that we have a guest room to spare, its a good time to once again welcome the couchsurfers.