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I just graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with degrees in Art and Environmental Studies. I spend my time farming (mainly vegetables), working at a breakfast restaurant/cafe, and making art (painting and printmaking mainly).
My partner, Matt, and I are taking a long trip through the Netherlands, France, Spain, and Germany this winter (January-March 2017) and are looking for places to stay in cities in between weeks when we are visiting other friends and farms in more rural locations.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I think the most exciting, interesting, and rewarding way to travel is to stay with people who live there. I lived in a housing co-op throughout college, which means that I lived with 30+ people at a time, and probably a hundred different people over the 3 years that I lived there. So I am very comfortable with sharing my home/space with others. I love to get to know people, especially those that have had different life experiences than me.
- salsa dancing
- organic farming
- urban farming
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Bluegrass, folk, salsa, bachata. Specifically, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Townes Van Zandt, Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Valerie June, Buena Vista Social Club, Juan Luis Guerra, TIMBALIVE, Celia Cruz...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
This summer I started a small-scale, sustainable farm with my friends! We grow all sorts of vegetables and have a small herd of dairy goats and 60 laying hens.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love to garden, cook, preserve food (canning, fermenting) and would be happy to help around the house with any of those sort of projects.
I also love to play guitar and sing and always enjoy playing with and learning from others. I love to social dance (mainly salsa, cuban son, and bachata) and would love to learn more dances from other places in the world.
I would love to practice my Spanish and I'm happy to help teach English to those who want to learn.
What I Can Share with Hosts
- Open-minded conversation
- Caretaking for children and babies - I would love to stay with people/families of all ages
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In