Michael Beck

Salem, OR, USA

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  • All things Permaculture
  • English literature and Latin American Studies.
  • From Goshen, Indiana
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About Me


Design 62 acres in Kentucky = paradise!


I like to try to live life to the fullest. I'm a big fan of spontaneity, doing what feels right, optimistic intuition or Radical Intuition.


“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
― Dr. Seuss

I believe in universal altruism. Spread the good feelings and love around!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have "non-formally" (aka off the website) for the last 4 years of traveling in Europe, Central America and USA.


Music. I used to be mildly obsessed with music but that love has transformed in to a love of nature. Boardgames. Reading. I LOVE reading. I like to surround myself with good people and drink beer. Soccer. Hockey. Being free. Being happy. Smiling. Writing. Not watching TV. Being outside. Nature. Nature. Nature.

Music, Movies, and Books

The U of Oregon radio station, KWVA 88.1 is super good!
NPR Music.
I'll read pretty much anything and either love it or quit it. As an English major, I've had to learn to be able to put a book down if it doesn't please you. I am still developing my love for movies beginning with trying to stay awake.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Awestruck. Here are some things that leave me awestruck every time I experience them. Northern lights. Full moons. Natural disasters. Water in large amounts. Snow. Mountains. Sunny days during a Pacific Northwest winter. Things that "just work," like reciprocal roofs on houses.

Teach, Learn, Share

Permaculture. How to live on this earth in a regenerative way. Doing away with the idea of a carbon footprint, which ultimately just leads people to wish they were never born.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food! Stories! Laughs. I am accumulating much wisdom these days.

Countries I’ve Visited

Costa Rica, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Egypt, Guatemala, Panama, Portugal, United States

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