OK, this is either going to be the best idea that no one ever thought of, or people are going to be running away in DROVES. A new online hotel room-sharing program, called Easynest could be the next big thing for thrifty travelers.

From USA Today:By finding someone to share the room — and the cost — rates are cut in half. It works like this: You create a profile with Easynest, list the locales you're headed for (or interested in going to) with your dates, and wait for a "host" (the hotel room booker) to contact you. Host and "guest" then agree on dates, costs and other particulars, and the guest pays the host directly.


Check out more of the story, and let us know if YOU would be willing to camp out with a stranger for a reduced price. (That would be a big NO from me!)