Christopher Dols

New York, New York, United States

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  • Dredger
  • BS Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin
  • From Shelton CT
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About Me


Navigate the land.


Four years ago, I donated, stored or otherwise let go of most of my stuff as I moved into a small room on a farm in New Hampshire (the place, in fact, that I first couch-surfed!). Now, this is where I make my home whenever I'm not on a dredge or traveling.

I work on dredges mostly building beaches and maintaining shipping channels around the coastal US. This is mostly in the Gulf of Mexico or on the East Coast, but it has taken me to Oregon too.

The best part of the job is the traveling that it requires and allows. (I work for two weeks at a time and then I get one week off which I use to go exploring).

My current project has me working in Staten Island, NY and living in Brooklyn. I spend my time between here and New Hampshire and am currently looking forward to my next couchsurfing adventures in Rome and Sicily.


If there is no struggle there is no progress.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Just surfing for now... If you're really interested in New Hampshire, definitely shoot me a message and I can help in some way if not outright host you.


Surfed in the states (New Hampshire & Alabama), Greece (Athens and Ermopoulis), Ireland (Cork & Kinsale), Strasbourg France & Calw Germany.


Lately, I've been interested in natural wine, specialty coffee, improving my French, contemplating future careers and organizing & expanding my music collection.

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite movies: Dog Day Afternoon, La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc, Le Trou, Pan's Labyrinth, Serpico, Office Space, Down by Law, Le Cercle Rouge, Waynes World...

Books: Narcissus and Goldmund, Ten Days That Shook the World, Breakfast of Champions, The Edge of the Sea, A People's History of the United States, Zeitoun...

Music: Joe Hill, Nina Simone, The Clash, Johnny Cash, Steely Dan, Edith Piaf, The Beatles, Muddy Waters, Serge Gainsbourg, Dr. Dog, Bon Iver...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I got to hang out with Howard Zinn once. Fifteen minutes, just the two of us. He was as sweet and selfless as you might expect.

Teach, Learn, Share

Plan ahead. But not too much. Don't worry about being prepared so much as always ready.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, France, Greece, Haiti, Lebanon, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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