Charlie McCollum

Waverly, AL, United States

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  • Fluent in English, Khmer, Nepali; learning Bengali, Bangla, Hindi, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Gardening, environmental projects, teaching, volunteer, l...
  • B.S. Physics, reading books, internet, listening to people
  • From Tallassee, Alabama, U.S.A
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About Me


Live natural life that does no harm


Just want to be happy. Want to make the world a better place or at least avoid making it a worse place. Like nature. Like to study environment, health, community improvement. Enjoy traveling to rural third world countries where people still live naturally.


I believe everyone should be happy, but to be happy we must understand the natural environment and must not harm it. I believe at least 99 % of people and jobs are harming the environment including myself. My goal is to change myself to not harm the environment and to be an example to others. I believe the clothing business is extremely harmful to the environment. I believe that most businesses are making frivolous consumer items that are not really necessary for people to live a happy life, and that these businesses are better to not exist for the sake of the environment. I believe more people should be involved in growing their own food as a way to help the environment.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Have enjoyed surfing people's couching and learning new cultures. Have not had an opportunity to host yet due to my travels but would like to host sometime in the future.


Have enjoyed meeting and staying at people's houses. It has allowed me to travel more cheaply and to experience the local culture more directly.


Chess, nature, travel, swimming, hiking, walking, reading, studying nature, environment, society development, languages, eating exotic fruits and vegetables, living natural life, learning self-sufficiency in food production.

Music, Movies, and Books

Language books, community improvement books, environmental books, gardening books, nature books, all music, movies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I saw an Indian man lift a heavy rock with his eyelid.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am skilled at living in third world countries on a low budget.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Cambodia, Nepal, Ukraine, United States

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