We're thinking of coming to Croatia this summer, and having mentioned it to some friends, they said that when they went about 5 years ago, they had a great time and lots of freedom by hiring a car and staying wherever they ended up each night. They said they were able to do this because it was very common to find adverts in the windows of people's houses advertising rooms for the night, even in villages, and it was cheap and convenient. My question is, is there a name for this type of accommodation? They seemed to think there was but couldn't remember it. Does this still happen/exist? Is it a safe and cheap way of finding somewhere to stay? And we likely to have any trouble finding rooms in this way in August? Many thanks for any clarification on this!