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To be a catalyst for a regenerative human culture. Through inspiration, teaching, speaking and designing, my mission is to inspire others to live WITH and WITHIN their physical and social landscapes.
Energetic, friendly, laugh-loving, nice guy who is travelling around the world learning how different peoples live sustainably and then sharing that wisdom. I have been around Australia, across Canada, into the U.S. and helped start a Permaculture school in Barbados. Coming back to Canada I designed and built our own off-grid tiny house. I have settled back into Alberta will never let go of the traveller and the learner in me.
I love using the couchsurfing network to meet interested, well-traveled people. I do this to;
(a) give back to the amazing network that still continues to host me when I travel for work and fun
(b) to "power-friend" and make new lifelong friends
(c) to share what I do, learn from others, and make amazing new stories
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I couchsurf because I love the community and meeting new people. I travel for work and fun and would much rather enjoy genuine human experiences and new friends than checking into a boring hotel room with a continental breakfast.
Permaculture, Meditation, food!, health, longboarding, live music, photography, breakdancing, board games.... i have too many interests!! Haha, and Id love to collect more! What are yours?
- board games
- live music
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Ive been on the most eastery, most southery and the first place the sun touches in Australia.
I was randomly invited to Kayak to Fraser island, the largest sand island in the world. We paddled 40 km, 2 days straight, camped on the island for 3 days and paddled back. I paddled beside dolphins, was harassed by wild dingos and hiked through the worlds only sand rain forest.
Helped build an earthship and a strawbale house.
Built a 2 acre food forest for a client. 282 fruit/nut trees of 80 different varieties, a huge vegi garden all on a water and life resilient landscape.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love to learn! I am like a sponge. I also love to teach. It is what I do for a career and I freely share what I can.
In terms of physical activities I can teach breakdancing, body percussion, hacky sack, most activities that involve a board, and most sports. I have a minor in P.E., have been a coach and a fitness instructor.
In terms of understanding our world and existence I am a generalist for many areas. I can teach you how to set up a garden, about the seasons, the sun and moon, about various sustainable housing techniques, about designing landscapes so you work with nature not against it. I can teach about earthworks, directing an excavator around, building a food forest and rebuilding social structures. I am passionate about learning and teaching others how to grow food, repair land and build community.
What I Can Share with Hosts
My passion, experience and knowledge for all things “sustainable”. I’m an easy going and “yes man” kind of guy so i can offer a host some low-key hanging out and treat them out to supper or I can just as readily tie up the shoes and go out for some adventure.
Countries I’ve Visited
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Belize, France, Italy, Mexico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States