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  • 72 references 57 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish; learning French, German, Spanish, Swedish
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • architect etc
  • carrot and stick
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About Me


outwit the system


Part architect. Part activist. Part amateur theatre guy. I grew up in a suburb that looked like lego blocks. I'm pretty social, for a finn at least. That's not all about me, but hey, a start. I want to be acceptant enough to be able to figure out as many and different people as possible, but i also want to remain idealistic enough not to sell my personal revolution short.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Well, I host, I surf, I share. I'll bake you stuff.


I started with the Hospitality Club a bunch of years ago (username atv, if the site's still there) and through these two networks have hosted and been hosted by a bunch of amazing people from all over the planet. CouchSurfing can go pretty superficial too which i don't exactly love. Luckily everything that used to be good with CS is pretty much still there if you look for it. Not a single bad experience so far!


life, theatre, street art and other contemporary stuff, being creative, photography, film, literature, bicycles, cities, towns, wilderness, backpacking, architecture, social issues, politics and self-organisation, the DIY ideology, vego food and cooking it, ecology, practical jokes and sarcasm. spontaneous parties on random places. meeting new people. helping people think differently. getting helped to think differently.

  • arts
  • literature
  • architecture
  • street art
  • photography
  • diy
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • vegetarian
  • politics
  • backpacking
  • ecology
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Daniil Kharms, Mikhail Bulgakov, Franz Kafka, Herman Hesse, Kurt Vonnegut, Pentti Saarikoski, Anu Silfverberg, Rosa Liksom, Haruki Murakami, generally Zines and Pamflets that brim with ideas and enthusiasm...Sufjan Stevens, Iron&Wine, Magnetic Fields, the XX, Massive Attack, Eels, The Knife, Jarvis Cocker, Pulp, Damon Albarn, Blur, The National, Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Thievery Corporation, Devendra Banhart, Girls, generally all Ska, some Punk, some Hip Hop, some of that neofolk stuff... Jim Jarmusch, Michel Gondry, Wes Anderson, Emir Kusturica, Roy Andersson, Lukas Moodysson, Hayao Miyazaki... i guess i agree that you can tell something of someone's personality by these lists, so there.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It apparently took me five years to answer this question. Whytf is it compulsary anyway?? I do try to share stories of amazing moments to the best of my ability when we meet. Also I'm sure there'll be myriads more.

Teach, Learn, Share

Yes! Teach, learn, share. I'm there. Languages, DIY and other skills, cooking recipes, stories, whatnot.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Finland, Germany

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