Craig Neilson

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Full-time Artist
  • Master of Creative Writing
  • From Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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About Me


To let the world take over me.


My name is Craig Neilson. I lead a fabulous adventure-life in Auckland New Zealand, my favourite place in the world.

My house is a converted ex-office building near the heart of the city, I know it as "Disneyland", the "spaceship" or "C Hill Massiv". There I occupy myself with a life dedicated to arts, creativity and the environmental and social-justice causes that inspire me.

I love to meet people who are using their hearts, hands, minds and backpacks. If that sounds like you, come and visit!


I am the possibility of aroha, abundance and gratitude.

Life is so easy! I have a purpose: to be in the service of all species for all time. This includes a long-range view of humanity. I like humans and I think we should treat the earth as if we intend to stay here.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm a host in Auckland City (and sometimes I travel)


Everyone is different and every day is great. I don't know what we'll do but it could be awesome.

My adventure hosting Couchsurfers is now in its sixth year and I've met people who are wacky, inspiring, ingenious, humble and fantastic. I'm so grateful for all my guests and I can't wait to meet other hosts as I travel through the UK and Europe.

MUSICIANS/CREATIVES: We can do jam nights, film screenings, house concerts etc when we have time. Let me know if your NZ dream includes something like that.


I like to fly kites, make stuff, play pretend and set ideas free. I am interested in social change, music brings tears to my eyes, vegan people (like me) and vegetarians make me jump for joy. I am passionate about sustainability and environmental regeneration, about the creative commons, generating a culture of abundance and what it takes to be young.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I'm famous for my April Fools Day stunts.

What I Can Share with Hosts

When I travel I love to play music, make food, go for walks and try out other lives. I'm also good to entertain myself and put time in to writing or editing my novels.

Countries I’ve Visited

New Zealand

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand

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