Joseph Redwood-Martinez

Phoenix, AZ, United States

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  • Vassar College
  • From Phoenix, Arizona
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About Me

During and after high school, I spent some time wwoofing in Hawaii and New Zealand where I was introduced to CS.

During college, I studied film, political theory, and urban studies. Then I worked for a moment in Istanbul and Berlin before moving along to make a documentary on an ecological restoration project in Haiti: "One day, everything will be free"

Most recently, I've been operating a social enterprise focused on sustainable urban food production in Phoenix, AZ.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

When I've had an apartment, I've been happy to host people in New York and in Istanbul. Lately, I've been moving around every few months, so I've only been able to surf with people. I'm looking forward to the day when I can host couchsurfers again!

Over the past few years I've hosted, stayed on a few couches, and met up for drinks with many many interesting people. All good experiences!


Running, cycling, meditation, silence, water, hot springs, day trips, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, Quora, non-violent communication, train hopping, kayaking

Music, Movies, and Books

This American Life; field recordings

Blade Runner, Down By Law; Weekend; 8 1/2

Guattari, Goethe, Joyce, Artaud. The Man Suit; I, etcetera; Krishnamurti's Journal, American Pastoral, Orientalism; Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature, One Straw Revolution, The Three Ecologies, ...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lived at Sadhana Forest India and Haiti

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Mexico, Turkey, United States

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