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  • Fluent in English; learning French, German
  • 58, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Semi-retired, mature-age student
  • University post-graduate (MEdSt)
  • From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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About Me


To find community in sharing the naturist lifestyle with open-minded travellers.


My name's Frank. In 1993, I moved to Cairns for work, and stayed because of its beautiful natural environment and balmy weather (much better for naturism than my home town of Melbourne!).


Choose love over fear.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Since Valentine's Day, 2008, I was an enthusiastic part of the couchsurfing community, initially for friendship, but soon also to expand my mind.

I hosted several hundred guests, most of whom became my friends. Some guests stayed for a considerable time, allowing us to become close friends. See me in this video from one of my guests, or listen to this song one of my guests wrote and recorded for me

In 2011, after hosting so many Germans, I gained the courage to move out of my comfort zone and travel overseas for the first time in 32 years to see many of these new friends. Read about my travels here

Since October, 2015, my opinions about couchsurfing have changed: it has become a corporation; is no longer community driven; and website changes occur without consultation, notification, or explanation. See my take on this issue here


In my desire to connect with nature, I like bushwalking, gardening, and naturism. Environmental, planning, and social issues capture my serious attention, sometimes prompting me to write to the media. I'm also interested in local/family history, healthy/sustainable living, photography, and the Arts.

  • arts
  • writing
  • design
  • photography
  • acting
  • education
  • environment
  • gardening
  • movies
  • history
  • tourism
  • nudism
  • sustainability
  • theatre

Music, Movies, and Books

I have some CDs I bought when hosting a gay radio show in the late '90s, but prefer being entertained by others' live music/singing. I appreciate art-house movies and documentaries that provoke thought, and read mainly non-fiction material and biographies related to my areas of interest.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Visiting my couchsurfing friends in Germany!

Teach, Learn, Share

Ubuntu and Earth Charter principles are important and I try to teach/learn/share ways of living peacefully/sustainably.

There's more information about Cairns on the couch wiki:

What I Can Share with Hosts

As the Cairns region is so beautiful, I don't normally travel far, and due to couchsurfing's changes I am unlikely to seek new hosts through the website, which is a shame as the organisation once held so much promise. I now write references on this blog, where there are no deadlines and I can update them at will

Countries I’ve Visited

Germany, New Caledonia, Singapore, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In


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