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Overview

  • 25 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Full time farmer and homesteader, Photographer, Builder, ...
  • Fire Science Degree
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To boldly go where no man has gone before....

ABOUT ME

I am always into something fun and exciting. Most would say an adventure junkie. When I'm not feeding the farm animals and working in the garden, you will find me either in the ocean or snapping pictures in some remote location...

PHILOSOPHY

Keep on rollin till the wheels fall off!!! Then get out and start running...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am looking to share my Island Homestead Lifestyle with open, like minded people. I hope to bring people into my world and have them immerse themselves in an alternative way of living. As trade for a nice safe, clean place to stay, and an enthusiastic knowledgable tour guide, I hope you would help me around the the Homestead. There are many things we could use help with. Maybe do some weeding or plant some veggies, how about feeding and watering some cute farm animals, or helping me paint or build something around the farm. I am not a slave driver, LOL, but I do think people should earn their keep. Hawaii is a very expensive tourist destination. The more helpful you are, the longer you will be welcomed in my home. Also the more time I will have to show you around and return the Aloha you have given me.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I haven't had much time for travel lately, but enjoy meeting new people and sharing Hawaii's hidden beauties.

Interests

Photography has been my passion for as long as I can remember. At a very early age, I became fascinated by the idea of controlling light and perspective to capture and freezing a moment in time, creating my own twist on reality. Since then, I've been tirelessly chasing that awe inspiring image that will imprint itself on to your soul. Besides that, I love Organic farming, Raising farm animals, hanging out with my fiance, friends, and family, Restoring old things, Sailing, Travel, Hiking, Surfing, Spear Fishing, Art, Motorcycles, Animals, Nature, Martial Arts, and working out.

  • animals
  • farm animals
  • arts
  • photography
  • cooking
  • working out
  • modeling
  • partying
  • motorcycles
  • technology
  • traveling
  • magic
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • martial arts
  • history
  • farming
  • organic farming
  • urban farming

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: STP,Chili Peppers, Metallica,Muddy Waters, Ray Charles,Bob Marley,Dry and Heavy,Eek-A-Mouse,Beatles,Tom Petty,Johnny Cash,Norah Jones,Bjork, Onyx,Wu-Tang Clan,Ice Cube,Dre,Snoop Dog/Lion,Nirvana,
Movies: Groundhog Day,Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Pulp Fiction,Inception, Fight Club,Lord Of The Rings,Training Day,Friday,Shawshank Redemption,Silence of the Lambs, Big Trouble in Little China,Gladiator,Saving Private Ryan,Pitch Black,Indiana Jones,Last of the Mohicans,Goodfella's,Shaun of the Dead,
TV Shows:Breaking Bad,Gold Rush,Naked And Afraid,Viking's,Game of Thrones, Dexter,Hell's Kitchen,Kitchen Nightmare's,Monsters Inside Me, The Office, Better Call Saul,
Books:The Bushido Code,Myst,To kill a mocking Bird,Needful Things,The hitchhiker,Dream Catcher,Fighting Spirit.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have peered into the eye of a baby humpback whale off the shore's of Makapu'u.

Teach, Learn, Share

I would like to share my Island Suburban Homestead lifestyle with you. I want you to learn about clean organic gardening and livestock, Building raised grow beds and a barn out of recycled or repurposed materials found on Craigslist, Living off the land and sea, Being self sustaining.
I can teach you how to Free dive, Spearfish, Surf, Snorkel, show you different Hiking Trails, Stick Fight"AKA Escrima", tell you about the history of Hawaii, take you to Exotic locations, point out Native Plants and Species, and photograph you while you experience it.
Learn: Whatcha got?

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can snap you out of your normal day to day routine. Share tales of my many travels and experiences. Drag you around your town or city to places you have never been but always wanted to go. I can cook almost anything. Party with the best of them. Fix pretty much any broken thing. Clean like a methed out grandma. Take professional pictures of you and your loved ones."aspiring model's, free portfolio photo shoot of your dreams" and hopefully rub you off some of my Aloha spirit...

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Mexico, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Thailand, United States

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