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  • 4 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning French
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • designer + cabinet maker
  • No education listed
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About Me


Love, to be, to develop sustainable products and to becoming a better person.


We are a young family living in a farm in Rastenberg. We have our workshop here and we have moved to Germany for five years now.
We have traveled a lot throughout Europe to investigate what country would be best for us to live in. Germany offers good opportunities for startups and the realestate prices in this region are acceptable. In 2016 land costs about 25 euro/m2. This land is offered mostly with a building on it in reasonable condition.


We are all energy and part of the same system.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I think it brings the right people together somehow. We don't really understand why we make the choices that we do but our intuition is leading. I believe that Couchsurfing is a great tool to make this link possible over great distances.



  • buddhist

Music, Movies, and Books

Dalai Lama: The art of happiness
Dalai Lama: The four noble truths
H.G. Wells: What are we to do with our lives
George Orwell: 1984
William Engdahl: Seed of destruction
Naomi Klein: The Shock-doctrine

What I Can Share with Hosts

We have several extra rooms with beds and an extra bathroom. You can come by any time of the year on request.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Netherlands

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