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Hi there! I'm a techie architect from the mountains in Idaho, now living in the San Francisco area. I like to travel when I can, though nowadays I'm kept pretty busy with my two main side projects: building a tiny-house on wheels, and trying to get a startup off the ground. Plus my regular job. It's a blast, but it keeps things busy!
That tiny-house building is also why I'm not able to host right now -- while I'm doing the building, I spend a good chunk of my time living in a hammock on the side of a hill. While you'd be welcome to join me, it's a bit of a tricky place to bring guests!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Because it's awesome! I've been able to host a lot of really neat people from around the world, some of which I've then been able to meet on my travels. I've learned a lot about the places I've visited because of couchsurfing, too. Tours and books are great as well, but I love the idea that we're meeting up just because each of us likes to meet other travelers, and we're sharing knowledge because it's what we enjoy, not just because it's what pays the bills.
I like to hike, bike, swim, and camp. Geocaching! If you don't know what it is, I'll bring my GPS with me and show you. I also enjoy video game design, kayaking, eating, exploring, skydiving, virtual reality, indoor wall climbing, church stuff, reading, and trying out a new thing.
I love sustainable architecture, code, and lives.
Cats, dogs, rabbits, pigeons, canaries, rats, horses, goats, donkeys, chickens and a turtle make up the pets I've had thus far in life, and I'd love to have more! At the moment I have none. But I'd love to play with yours!
- make up
- rock climbing
- virtual reality
Music, Movies, and Books
My favorite reading tends to be whatever I currently have on hand, which would mean that right now it's a biography of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the US and the subject of the rather awesome musical, 'Hamilton'. Which I may be listening to as I update my profile.
I really like animated films, be that something along the lines of The Beast Player, How to Train Your Dragon", or Avatar. And yes, I think that when you have enough special effects, it becomes an animated film. Regardless of it still looks like it's live action :D
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hitchhiking across, up, down, and around the US and Canada just because it seemed like a fun idea, and finding out that yes, it was!
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you how to make chain-maille armor, or how to hitchhike in the US, or how to make a tent out of a body bag (surprisingly practical knowledge!), or bake an awesome breakfast cookie or build a digital world, or maybe even something else! I also have a...higher than average amount of cutting edge virtual reality gear, and I'd love to show you a bit of it ;D
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, United States