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Overview

  • 13 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • massage therapist
  • Massage school, one year of college, and numerous indepen...
  • From Eagle River, AK
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

You never know!

ABOUT ME

I've been apprenticing on a homestead in midcoast Maine this summer. I have many un-plans planned for the fall including a trip to the midwest to play music, visit the North House Folk School in Minnesota and see what exciting opportunities I come across! The winter is still TBD!

PHILOSOPHY

I like to keep myself busy, be actively involved in my community, play old time music with people, have open, engaging conversations, do good things in the world.

I have a big vision for my life! I want to be part of creating a sustainable future, addressing environmental issues from a local level in my daily life. I want to do something with modern day homesteading, re-skilling and traditional crafts.

Live in a community setting, build my own timber frame house, facilitate knowledge being passed on, raise an awesome, happy family, grow my own food, drive less, network locally, keep learning...

I'm pretty independent and am happy doing my own thing even if it means going solo. Except for hiking in bear country, which I never do alone because I have a phobia of bears.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I work and play my way seasonally around many regions of the US, and enjoy meeting new people, checking out fun local attractions, and seeing new places!
While I'm transient now, I someday hope to house couchsurfers when I settle down!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've couchsurfed a number of times around the US and New Zealand.

Interests

Old time music--I play the fiddle, banjo, basic guitar and flat foot clog
Contra, square, and cajun dancing
Homesteading, self sufficiency
Hiking, bicycling
Practical skills
Traditional crafts
Libraries
Hitch hiking
Yurts
Hot springs
Brew pubs
Co-ops
Folk schools
History museums

  • arts
  • dancing
  • dining
  • massage therapy
  • pub crawls
  • crafts
  • homesteading
  • music
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Stranger Than Fiction, Ice Age. Tommy Boy
Music: old time and country music

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Southern Appalachia
Alaska (some, it's a big state)
Driftless region (southwest Wisconsin)
New Zealand
New England

Teach, Learn, Share

Share: massage therapy, can pick around on several instruments including fiddle, clawhammer banjo, and guitar.

Learn: Any kinds of arts and crafts, practical skills, paddle boarding, or anything musical!


Countries I’ve Visited

New Zealand

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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