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Overview

  • 36 references 23 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Estonian
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Making people's homes more energy efficient and healthy
  • No education listed
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About Me

POST-Covid UPDATE:
We are hosting again. Everyone in the house is fully vaccinated and we put no restrictions on surfers in that regard.

CURRENT MISSION

To make this world a bit more warm and cozy

ABOUT ME

I am just fascinated by people, life stories and people's inner worlds and cultures.
I strive to have a high level of integrity, figure out what this life is all about, push the envelope just the right amount and be as real as I can be.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love hosting people! To me it's like travelling without leaving your house. I go to other countries to immerse in their culture, this way their culture comes to my house.
I was introduced to CS while on a few month-long life changing trip. At one point I volunteered in Mexico with 3 other CSers from Spain, Mexico and Japan to help sea turtles proliferate.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

The way I got introduced to CouchSurfing is a cool little story in it's own. I was driving down a windy breathtakingly beautiful coastal road in California when I picked up this really cool hitchhiker from Spain travelling from Alaska and planning on spending another 7 months going all the way to South America. We ended up camping that night together and exploring LA the next day. He told me all about SC and how awesome it is. Really made me want to participate - to host and to travel more. And so I registered right away and became a great supporter of the whole concept. I think this is the way to travel, learn the cultures and meet people.

Interests

I love sailing and own a sailboat, I try to sail often. Hope to cross the Atlantic and then go around the world some day. I am a big alternative energies supporter and in general would love to see humanity shift more towards sustainable living.
I founded a kayaking group, so we go kayaking quite often. If you have an interest in kayaking I might help make it happen. (even if I am not hosting you)

  • culture
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • camping
  • sailing

Music, Movies, and Books

BoJack Horseman - probably the best thing I've seen on TV.
Good writing is the key for me. I can forgive anything else ina movie or show.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I moved to another country when I was a teenager with $100 in my pocket and remember awaiting for a culture shock that I was warned about. I thought I'd be convulsing on the ground.

Teach, Learn, Share

I try to concentrate less on what I have or do. And more on who I am.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Genuine interest for people, desire to understand what it's like to be them and my own experiences. I prefer to go deep while being respectful of your boundaries.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Estonia, United States

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