Erich Lindemann

Berkeley, California, United States

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  • Chef, Green Building Consultant, Snowboarder, Living it up
  • BA Environmental Studies
  • From Berkeley, CA
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About Me


Avoid this new CS format while still being active in The CS Community that I love.


I am a believer! In all things good and AWESOME. My lifestyle has permitted me to see and do things that I can't and don't want to forget. I am a Buddhist, an Anarchist, an Existentialist, a Hippie, a Dancer whenever I feel the urge, A Peaceful Protester for civil and animal rights, and a great person to ask "What's going on tonight?" I love the San Francisco Bay Area and find myself constantly amazed by how often that notion is compounded in my brain.

and on that note

I love meeting new people and having unforgettable experiences with them.

A few more things...

Music is very important to me; making it, hearing it, dancing to it.

I am way doesn't think this is a word but you know what I mean. Snowboarding, and mountain biking are favorites but serious back country hiking is totally in the MO and recently I have become addicted to rock climbing.

I am a physics major environmental architect ski bum nomadic chef, so if you want any advice about major career/life changes I might have some insight.


"A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having." V

"Recreation is medicinal" my dad

"You should try listening to the geometric shapes bouncing around the room next time you eat mushrooms." Terrance McKenna


Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surf, I host (when I can). I used to organize The Tuesday Two-A-Month CS get together in Marin.


Just completed my first European tour surfed a bunch loved every second of it!

Just surfed Portland, Oregon, so fun, definitely a recommended CS destination. Bring a bike.

Did a bunch of surfing and hosting in North Lake Tahoe this past winter (09-10).

Been hosting a bit here in Avon, Co haven't got the roommates to take on to the new friend hosting but we'll see.

Surfed all over Northern Central America(Amazing). Que onde vos?

Hosted 7 surfers in two weeks whats up! (Zivile+Egle, Carlos, Anna+Jamie, and Caleb+David)

Spent a month Couchsurfing in Southern California on my way to work Coachella Music and Arts Festival.


Bikes (and Motorcycles), Couchsurfing, Craft Beers, Dancing, Snowboarding and Skiing (both are good for their own reasons), Rock Climbing, Fine Red Wine, Organic fruits and vegetables, Sustainable Living, Generally Subversive Activities, Hockey, Dancing (seriously i love to get down). Yoga this is a new one but I am hooked.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Love it all from the Bob's (Marley, Dylan, & Seger) to the punks (The Sex Pistols & Daft), The 90's (17, 18, & 19), and most importantly anything FUNKY.

Books: The Alchemist, Ishmael, Ecotopia, Another Roadside Attraction, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Food of the Gods, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Beach, The Monkey Wrench Gang. To name a few but there are so many more.

Movies: Manhattan Murder Mystery, Belly, I Heart Huckabees, Being John Malkovich, Pan's Labyrinth, The Shining, Perfume, Cashback, Kill Bill, High Fidelity...and about ten thousand others.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Snowboarded in Jackson Hole, Wy for the most epic 7 day storm this century has yeilded so far.

Got lost with a bunch of Parisian couchsurfers in the 13th arondisment(de Paris) while looking for the Modeselektor show they got us tickets for 5min after we showed up. We eventually found it.

Found out who I I just need to meet the rest of you and figure out this universe thing.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a lot about music especially good dancing music. I have been told that I am good at finding fun things to do. I know San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area like you wouldn't believe. I am also a profesional snowboard and ski instructor so I can teach you anything from how to pizza slice(wedge your skis) down a bunny slope to hucking off a 40 foot cliff and grabbing stalefish.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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