Matt Baer's Photo

Unverified Profile

  • Phone verified
  • Government ID not verified

Accepting Guests

  • 11% response rate
  • Last login about 15 hours ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Matt’s full profile.

Overview

  • 47 references 38 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Small business owner/window cleaning
  • Minneapolis school of massage
  • From Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I'm forty something years old. I've been some places I've done some things. Bucket list has a few checks on it. I've swam with dolphins in the ocean and hand fed monkeys in the wild. When I'm home I'm an everyday Joe, working his ass off, I've always got some project around the yard, usually building something. I call it art. I look forward to the day I develop my land in Hawaii. But for the moment my business here supports my travels. So I work 6 months then I travel for 6 months. It's not a bad life. I enjoy hosting when I'm home and hearing your stories. It's keeps me motivated and young. I've now spent a couple Winters in Hawaii, Asia, Europe, Puerto Rico. I really do prefer island life. It makes my heart happy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

My friends North of the boarder recommended the app. They know my love for travel and thought it would be a good fit for me. My trips primarily are into the woods, up a mountain or sleeping in my hammock on a beach. I've never had the interest in seeing the inside of a hotel room, I'd sooner sleep in a car. Now that I've hosted and surfed I truly understand what it's about and I really enjoy it. I've met some amazing people doing extraordinary things with their lives that I may have never crossed paths with otherwise.

Interests

Hiking, biking, snowboarding, boogie boarding, beaches and hammocks, the sound of the ocean, how I'd like to live near a mountain or an island in the sea, vegetables and growing them, I'm a gardener and an urban chicken farmer. My true passion is traveling. Travel cheap travel more, If you pack for it it'll happen and third and for most Never pass on a good opportunity.
Let's put these hotels out of business as a community.

  • chickens
  • beer
  • gardening
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • snowboarding
  • beaches
  • mountains
  • waterfalls
  • bicycling
  • motorcycling
  • hot springs
  • vanlife
  • living in the moment

Music, Movies, and Books

Not a huge reader but recently I've picked up a couple books I'm getting into. I don't really watch a lot of TV either. It can get ya through an MN winter but if I've got a choice I'd sooner be playing outside. Music on the other hand is a huge part of my life. Folk, Bluegrass, Reggae, Hip Hop. Minneapolis has a great local music scene and if you stay with me while in town it's likely going to be on the top of our to do list.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've sky dived a couple of times.

I completely 100 miles in a gravel bicycle race and finished 896th. One for the records!

I've hiked the Napali Coast in Kauai and I'm still dreaming of selling everything and moving to the island. 2014

After spending 5 months on the big island living in a hammock doing work trade I bought land a 3 acre parcel. That dream officially has a future. 2017

I remoded an old van and spent another 5 months in her traveling the SE 2018

I set out to do 460 miles of the PCT, completely only 120 of them but still a beautiful experience for this old man 2019

Teach, Learn, Share

Jack of all trades master of some. Full of statistics and useless information, capable of building a house, amateur carpenter, electrician and plumber. Woodworking I enjoy I could teach on sustainable living, gardening and canning your fruits. Need your bike tuned up? Maybe brewing beers if that interests ya. Ultra light backpacking is a also a fun topic.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A new friend, a hug, a story, a laugh.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Greece, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

Join Couchsurfing to see Matt’s full profile.

My Groups