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Overview

  • 10 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Sign Language - American
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Software Engineer
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • From Framingham, MA, USA
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About Me

I’m a down-to-earth guy who’s trying to leave the world a better place. I like to enjoy the outdoors in any way I can, and I love learning new things...whether I’m reading, watching a documentary, going to a museum, or exploring someplace new. (That could be on another continent or just down the street.)

Hobbies have included: growing shiitake mushrooms on logs (not special mushrooms!), crocheting, and producing biodiesel. Currently, I’m getting into carpentry (in helping my friend build a Tiny House) and kintsugi repair.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Since I have abandoned car ownership in favor of the smile machine (bicycle) traveling long distances without mass transit requires a bike tour. And bike tours require a place to sleep in between riding days!

At the moment, (Summer 2021) my girlfriend and I are doing a cross-country train trip and we'd love to meet the locals!

Interests

  • environment
  • chess
  • nature
  • sustainability
  • resilience
  • sustainable living
  • organic farming
  • simplicity
  • appropriate technology
  • freedom from fossil fuels

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Co-founded a Transition Town Initiative in my hometown of Framingham, MA. That's been a pretty wild ride.

Teach, Learn, Share

I tend to take apart broken things and put them back together unbroken. Maybe I can fix something for you or show you how!
Been working my way through the alphabet: Appliances, Bicycles, Clothes, Doors, Electronics, Furniture, Garages, etc

What I Can Share with Hosts

I know a lot about some things (ecology, sustainable technologies) and some about many things.

Countries I’ve Visited

Israel, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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