Sam Rye

Paekakariki, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Social Enterprise development / Enviro Education / Sign L...
  • Yes. Through academia, travel, life, friends & family
  • From London, UK / Melbourne, Australia
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About Me


To be good hosts, have a warm & welcoming home, and to go out in search of good people & make friends


We're a couple living the good life in Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast.

We value experience over things - so we don't lead a totally cluttered life, but we do have views of the sea.

We're both passionate about making the world a nicer place to life - El works with deaf-blind people to enable them to communicate, and Sam always seems to have a few projects on the go- be they social business, or enviro-focused.

We welcome interesting people from all walks of life, but come prepared for a chat!


Learning and practicing the art of being a positive force in our time on the earth, whilst enjoying the wonderful sights, sounds, tastes, smells & touch of the world around us.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We're new to Couch Surfing, but love the ethos and the surfers we've met so far. That's what makes us want to host - and probably in the future, surf.


We've not couch surfed through this network, but of course we've had some good times.

When I was travelling in Africa, I was put up by some friends of my family who I'd never met. What an experience - not only was I looked after & fed - I was taken around town, shown the city (Nairobi) and got to meet some friends of theirs. It was a real insight into life in that country, and that forms part of my want to give others the experience too.


Movies & Film
Good music
Good food
Tennis & Hockey
Enviro Conservation
Social Enterprise / Innovation

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sam: A dawn microlite flight over the Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe, Africa.

El: "The first time I sampled my Golden Gaytime cake" (that'd be El's famous ice-cream cake mortar'd together with extra cookies & cream ice-cream & Milky Ways. Yup.)

Teach, Learn, Share

To share:
A sense of the silly, and the simple fun. A sense of humour and warmth.

Stories from different cultures

We have a few skills and a bit of knowledge, but to say we could teach anyone would be a bit cheeky. We're here to exchange more than teach.

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