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I recently completed a university exchange for 4 months in Calgary, Canada. Since arriving back home I have finished my Art degree at Uni and I'm now working towards self employment as an artist (That'll take a few years though)
I'm a big animal person and quite environmentally conscious. Both subjects appear in my artwork quite frequently.
Prior to arriving in Calgary I had spent 2 months (July/August 2017) backpacking around Europe. It was an amazing time and I was able to Couchsurf for the entire trip. CouchSurfing has definitely been one of the most rewarding experiences, meeting different people I most likely wouldn't have crossed paths with otherwise.
I rent with my boyfriend, Owen, my sister, Jenna and her partner, Jared. The house has a joining self contained granny flat that Owen and I occupy, while Jenna and Jared share the main house.
I have casual work at both a bouldering gym and a cafe job at the local wildlife park which has some pretty great perks.
As for requesting to stay, please request no earlier than a week in advance. I'm generally very busy but also quite spontaneous when I get days off.
Although I understand that all Couchsurfers start with 0 references, the chances of me accepting your request increase with the number of references you have. However, if you dont have a reference, I'd appreciate a more personalised request.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
As a couchsurfer:
While in Europe I had an incredibly tight budget. CouchSurfing allowed me to travel to the places I wanted with less worry.
But of course, CouchSurfing isn't about the free bed. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and living with the locals. It was great to get to know each of my hosts, sharing stories, skills and good times.
As a host:
As I said before, I'm a rather busy person - climbing when I can around working 2 jobs (to save up for more travels of course!).
If possible then I'd love to show you around, however if I am busy then you will need to entertain yourself. Im quite happy to lend a few suggestions and can probably drop you off/pick you up if needed.
I'm the adventurous type. I've been climbing for a little over 3 years and I've recently started slacklining and highlining. It's highly likely that I'm slightly addicted to the adrenaline rush.
I love to meet new people and try new things
- cliff jumping
- rock climbing
- bike riding
Music, Movies, and Books
I can listen to anything at the right volume.
The artists that I listen to most are probably: Mumford and Sons, Vance Joy, Ben Howard, of Monsters and Men, Alt J, Cub Sport, Angus and Julia Stone.
I listen to a lot of other music and love discovering new artists!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Well I did this thing in 2016 where I travelled across Australia in less than a week with no phone, no money, no transport or anything but a back pack full of Red Bull and a change of clothes...
Ask me about the Red Bull Can You Make It? Challenge. It was a pretty hectic week and I have a lot of stories to share.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I'm funny. Well I assume I'm funny since I make a lot of people laugh. Whether they're laughing at me or with me is not important.
I know a lot of bad jokes. Wanna hear one now? I thought so..
Q: why do scuba divers jump out backwards from the boat?
A: because if they jumped forwards, they'd still be in the boat.
... please laugh
I have a few. I'd also love to hear yours!
Not only can I share my taste in music but if you have a guitar I'm happy to strum a few tunes (I'm teaching myself so nothing fantastic but who doesn't love the sound of guitar)
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In