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Overview

  • 85 references 69 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Māori, Spanish, Swiss German
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • chef but am now a roofer
  • lots
  • From Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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About Me

ATTENTION PLEASE READ PROFILE PUT THE PASSWORD!!!
READ MEANS READ DON'T PRETEND
NO REFS NO STAY AS YOUR NOT SAFE SECURE AND DONT HOST JUST JOINED..JUST USING CS AS FREE ACCOMIDATION SITE WITHIN NZ..VERY SAD

How to be a great couchsurfing guest

The worst couchsurfing guest is extremely selfish. The best ones are super generous. Here are several ways you can give back economically to your host:

Buy food for you AND your host
Cook for your host and clean up afterwards
Treat them to a movie and entertainment
Fill up their car with gasoline
Bring a useful, practical gift: food is best, but once I brought 20 rolls of toilet paper for my host! They loved it, saying, "Finally a gift I can use!")
Clean their house, bathroom, car and/or yard*
Help them repair their house, garden, run errands, babysit*

*These are ways to give economically without spending money.

If you're unwilling to do things like that, then you probably shouldn't couchsurf. I don't know of any culture in the world that doesn't encourage guests to bring a gift for their host, so follow the worldwide practice.

11. Host them for 2 or 3 nights

Hosting people for just one night is not ideal. The first reason being that you will have minimal time to get to know them. Secondly there will be minimal time for the couchsurfers to see your city. Plus they will most likely be interested in sleeping early, as the next day is a travel day for them, rather than talking with you about you or your city.

2 nights is workable, and pretty common. The ideal period is probably 3 nights, which gives you enough time to get to know the people, show them your city, and perhaps go for some drinks with them on one of the nights.

More than 3 nights and you will find yourself running out of topics of conversation. Additionally, the longer people stay, the more they are likely to have a lethargic lay-about attitude to their stay, which is not the sort of attitude you want filling your home.

6. Ignore these people right away:

People with no photos on their profile – they haven’t understood the reason for them
People who don’t use your keyword – they are lazy and just want to use you
People who don’t address you by your name – they are ‘cutting and pasting’
People who have no references – unless they have lots of photos and a good request
People who want to stay for an indefinite period of time – they want to live on your sofa for a month
People who’s pictures aren’t of them – they haven’t understood why photos are so important
Groups where nobody speaks a language you can at least understand – they will ignore you and speak between themselves all of the time
CURRENT MISSION

be good to all people in the world

ABOUT ME

no free loaders please!!!!

currenty on surf project ::suisse alpen france alpen

come and shake hands with mother nature

im a good bugger give you the shirt off my back
please note no refs just joined couch not available....

dream on if you want to stay you have to leave your country's flag

BRING YOUR COUNTRY'S COLORS AS A SMALL GIFT OR GOOD WILL GESTURE,,,AND WE WILL LOVE YOU LONG TIME LOL

PHILOSOPHY

love everyone cuz we all beautiful

if you want to stay with me please enter the password so i know you actually read my profile instead of just cut copy pasting the same request to multiple peoples,,,password is quicksilver

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

yoo yoo yoo listen up all you backpackers...

all welcome come for a feed and a sniff and a scratch

here we have a big season up at mt hutt.....look it up on www.nzski.com calling all boarders skiers or what ever you ride the snow with....we have some transport available and are looking for peoples to go in on travel costs up the mountain,,,,,it will be an experience you wont forget........................

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

lots been in 14 country's surfed a lot

Interests

snowboarding swimming skating surfing

Music, Movies, and Books

all

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

saved a life

Teach, Learn, Share

lots

What I Can Share with Hosts

AN INSIDE TO NZ AND INFORMATION

Countries I’ve Visited

Germany

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany

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