Arlie Krigel

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Hebrew (modern), Italian, Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Architecture Student
  • California Polytechnic Sate University, San Luis Obispo
  • From Palo Alto, California, USA
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About Me


Talk less, do more... put ideas into action!


I study architecture at Cal Poly and am set to graduate this June. I'm not sure what I'll do next, but hopefully I'll find a job that lets me experiment with materials and design.

When I don't have my hands dipped in concrete, I'm either on a trail somewhere running, or riding around on my bicycle. I love languages, but wish I had more time to practice them. Like everyone here, I also love travelling and meeting people from around the world. I don't eat meat, and can show you almost every public fruit tree in San Luis Obispo if you ever visit here and want some fresh, delicious, and free fruit.


"I keep reminding people karma means 'doing.' What you sow, you reap. So you create your own karma by doing; your karma is your deeds."- Aung San Suu Kyi

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


After surfing, hosting, and attending events extensively last year while studying abroad in Italy, I took a break when I returned to the United States. Now that I'm settled again, I'm looking to begin hosting sometime soon.


I've made some incredible friends through couchsurfing. It's amazing how well you can get to know a person in just a short number of days.


long distance running
solar ovens
foreign foods
farmers markets
all kinds of bread
fruit picking
local radio

Music, Movies, and Books

Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
Comedians George Carlin and Richard Pryor

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived and volunteered in a rural Honduran village for two months through a non-profit organization called "Amigos" when I was seventeen. It showed me a calmer, more enjoyable way of life, and made a lasting impact on who I am today.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to build a solar oven from recycled materials, or how to whistle.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, United States

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