Daniel Clayson

San Jose, CA, USA

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  • Architect / Programmer
  • BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley
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About Me

I love to travel!!! I like to eat new things, see new things, and go where ever I can. The new is always better! Except for some people. And Papa Murphy's pizza.

I spent a semester in Hong Kong and came to the conclusion that there are an infinite number of incredible places to visit, so move quickly. Then I got a fun job, and I became a host instead of a vagabond. Now work has become even more fun, and so I'm becoming a mixture of both!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Seriously, I'm happiest when I'm on the road and meet up with my next host, or have a surfer show up at my door. Couchsurfing is one of the coolest things I've ever had the pleasure of doing, and I'm glad to share.

I tell people about CSing whenever I get the chance, because it makes me so happy and I want them to be happy to!


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!

Music, Movies, and Books

Currently? I'm reading 'The Last Days of Old Beijing' (about the destruction of traditional housing, and the preservation of some of it), and just finished 'The Aleran Codex', some great light fantasy.

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

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