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  • 31 references 18 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Greek (modern), Italian, Swahili, Swedish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Campaigner
  • I've studied engineering, management, and community organ...
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About Me

I run a tenant advocacy organisation based in Canberra and active across Australia. I enjoy dancing and reading and like to keep pretty fit with regular kettlebell exercising.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I appreciate the travel experiences I've had through Couchsurfing and the chance to help others. I find it a bit sad that AirBnB has changed this so much and I hope it's a community I can keep adding to now that I have a spare room to share.


  • books
  • dancing
  • politics
  • board games
  • reading
  • music

Music, Movies, and Books

Currently watching and enjoy 'The Wire', maybe the best TV series of all time.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Quite recently, I flew a celestial ladder skyward, then looked upon the face of the heavens and tattered spacetime drifted around me like newspaper out of a bonfire.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach: bicycle maintenance, renters' rights (maybe), how to store earphones without tangling them, cooking technique.

Learn: I'd like to learn about domestic politics in your country, or practise a new language, or learn about renters' rights in your country if you know much about it!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Want trips on travelling cheaply? Living frugally? I'm your man.

Do you like games? I do. I know many. I can teach them to you and you'll never be bored again.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In


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