Nicholas Sills

Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Architectural Timber Specialist
  • Studying my Masters
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About Me


Develop art projects & get a house so I can host!


I'm pretty easy going and always excited to try something new. I am a progressive forester as an architectural timber specialist (Wood Scientist). I love forests and everything they provide us with. I also love modern line art, photography, craft beer, cynical humour and a good conversation.

I grew up in the forest 14km south of Whistler and 100km north of Vancouver BC, Canada. I moved to the Vancouver when I was 17 and have lived many places since then including Bolivia, Germany and Switzerland. I am always drawn to nature.


I try to learn as much as I can from other people and incorporate it into my views of the world, while always remaining open to new information.

I believe in Gaia (Mother Earth) in a scientific sense, as a larger step up from an ecosystem.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Host n' surf. Talk to people and give them suggestions of places to visit. When I am in Canada I love taking people to my favourite parts and showing them what Pacific North West (or Cascadian) lifestyle is all about.


Amazing so far! Hopefully it keeps getting better!


Photography, skiing, hiking, design, beaching, music, sustainability, beer, tea, karma, painting, gaia and science.

Developing environmentally responsible buildings primarily composed of wood and the efficient use of materials. These are not just houses they consist of massive civic structures. You can check out the company I worked for here if you are interested:

I've got some promising art projects going on too and big plans for the future if I ever manage to get a studio. You can see some of my not so good paintings in my couch picture all hung on the wall. One day though I'll have something I really love!

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: A Brave New World, 1984, Darma Bums, The Value of Nothing, Salt Fish Girl, The Golden Spruce, The Fountain Head, Catcher in the Rye, Another Roadside Attraction

Movies: Donnie Darko, American Psycho, Dazed & Confused, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Requiem for a Dream

Love mexican food and anything with garlic & butter.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking in the wilderness alone, finding oneself.

Travelled South America on a Chinese made, Bolivian assembled 150cc motocicleta.

Teach, Learn, Share

I would like to teach & learn more about sustainability from a holistic approach while still remaining practical to our societies current expectations & view points.

I would like to learn as much as possible about your home and the history behind it. I would like to teach you about my home, what I love there and what you should experience if you are ever to visit.

From CSers I am happy to learn about their world vision and cultural differences we might have. I like to see anything that is different than the norm.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bolivia, Canada, Germany, Switzerland

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