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*traveling in Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia at the moment and thereby unable to host anyone at the moment!*
I'm usually quite the active one, always into some project or on the move discovering new places, meet new people and enjoy life. I am very spontaneous, always in for everything.
When I'm at home/studying during weekdays I can be quite boring though :p
At the moment I'm traveling, but when I'm home weekends usually work best for hosting/showing around the city etc. but please send requests for other days as well as I'm quite flexible.
Apart from hosting I'm up for hanging around/showing the city as well! Just send me a message, I'm even up for spontaneous trips as well!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I just love everything about couchsurfing, meeting new people, going to meetups, hosting, surfing etc. etc!
I've used couch surfing in Australia and Ghana to meet the most awesome hosts and travel mates.
My first couchsurf experience was in the middle of Ghana together with a friend. We were working on a project that would make clean drinking water more accessible by connecting working installations to the internet so quality can be monitored/maintained, something that is usually quite difficult as maintenance is done by outsiders and communication with locals is usually quite limited. Often parts of installations are " borrowed" to fix a broken bike or whatever :p surprising things happen all the time, we hope to bring some awareness / responsibility to locals with this system https://www.susteq.nl/about/
After crossing the Australian desert with a solar powered car I worked on for over a year I used couch surfing while traveling Australia, I stayed at several hosts and we formed a group of 12 travelers from all over the world and we did an epic roadtrip!
When I lived in San Fransisco I hosted many travelers and had lots of fun hanging out with them!
travelling, building solar powered cars, hanging out, sailing, partying, making & eating pizza, random adventures, listening to music, couch-surfing, beach, vegetarian food, Australia, Africa, San Francisco, biking, cheese, hagelslag, vegemite, energy harvesting, power electronics,
Music, Movies, and Books
Marta Altesa, metronomy, alphabeat, kean, kane, krezip, ilse de lange, amy whinehouse, eliza doolittle, astroids galaxy tour, feist, foo fighters, Jason Mraz, Shakira, macklemore, killers, kayne,
Do cool shit, The circle, Matilda,
Pippi Långstrump, Dexter, Lost, Prison-break, CSI, Las vegas, Silicon Valley,
Yes man, 500 days of summer, The happening, Toy story, The social network, The internship
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When I was sitting in the back of a truck transporting peanuts, for hours, traveling to some remote village in northern Ghana, sitting between large bags filled with peanuts and with a view on a big hole in the floor with big spinning wheels underneath it.
Getting out of this truck was like stepping out of a time-machine. People in the village were living in houses made out of mud and didn't realy know about the rest of the world. They must have though I was some kind of alien because most of them had never seen a white man before, this was really special.
Also, working long days and nights for a year long to make a solar powered car and going to Australia to participate in a 3000km long race, all on solar energy, was one of the most incredible experience I've ever had.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm really into electronics. If you want your plants to post a message on twitter when they are thirsty or wanna hook up some solar panels I can help with that !
What I Can Share with Hosts
Sometimes you should just do want you want to, instead of what you are supposed to/others expect you to do. Make your own rules, live your own life, and exciting thing will happen!
Please remind me of this as well because I tend to get stuck in a normal life as well every while ant than.
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, United States