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Don Simon Calcinai

Waikanae, Wellington, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 91 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Māori, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Helping people reduce waste
  • Old white men told me what's what
  • From Napier, New Zealand
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I WILL BE AWAY UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF JANUARY AND WON'T BE ABLE TO ANSWER EMAILS. Come and stay then!

CURRENT MISSION

Getting my kicks before the whole shit-house goes up in flames

ABOUT ME

I like people, music, the wilderness, and drinking tea. I am more than happy to live off the scraps of society. And, incidentally, I am the luckiest person on Earth.

PHILOSOPHY

It is best to drink wine on rooftops.

The second best day to plant a tree is today.

Permaculture

Other ideas that come to mind:
Self-determination
Inclusiveness
Community solidarity
Anti-discrimination
Consumption/waste minimisation

What ever those things are...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7dLU6fk9QY#t=56

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRl8EIhrQjQ

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been fortunate to have met many hundreds of interesting people through this website.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I recently roasted a couchsurfer on a long stick above the campfire; the meat was tender and I'm still carving his bones into all types of usefull tools. www.couchsurfing.org was so glad I had a great experience with another member.

Interests

Community activism, sustainability, permaculture, Indigenous perspectives, dumpster diving while listening to Mozart, and simple living.

But, I find all kinds of things interesting. Foraging and fermentation are currently keeping me occupied.

Music, Movies & Books

Favorite Music:
Folk, Lounge, Electronic, Indie rock, Electro-acoustic, Film, World, Formidable Vegetable Sound System, Glen Sayers, Jams around the fire

Favorite Books:
Quirky Russian Short Stories, Utopian/dystopian Novellas, Modern Classics, Eastern Poetry, Cult Fiction

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Highlights from my travels so far (this is a hard thing to do):
Squatting in Brisbane for 6 months
Walking across Spain with a tent
Spending half a year living in a tree in Scotland
Everything in between Edinburgh and Guangzhou

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share ideas about environmentally thrifty living and sustainability in general. I can show you how to live and travel without money (in the West at least).

I love playing/writing/recording music with people

I want to learn Spanish

I want to hear what others think

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Canada, China, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom

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