I am planning on traveling to Sulawesi for three weeks next month. I have been living in Sumatra for eight months and speak Indonesian well enough. The Lonely Planet says that it's not hard to walk through Toraja without a guide and possibly stay with Indonesian families along the way in exchange for oleh oleh. Since I'm on a budget, this sounds perfect. . . . and really fun. But if I am traveling by myself, is this safe? And has anybody actually stayed or known of somebody who slept in a local Indonesian family's house while passing through Toraja?