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  • 98 References 87 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Māori, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Gardner, cycle courier and peanut butter maker
  • Old white men told me what's what
  • From Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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About Me

Kia ora!
I will be out of town with limited or no cell phone reception until 25 July at the earliest.

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.

Some ideas that keep me going:
It's best to drink wine on rooftops
The second best day to plant a tree is today

Some things that I value:
Community solidarity
Consumption/waste minimisation
What ever those things are...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

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

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. was so glad I had a great experience with another member.


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.

  • writing
  • walking
  • traveling
  • dumpster diving
  • music

Music, Movies, and 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

Squatting in Brisbane
Walking across Spain with a tent
Living in a tree in Scotland

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, Norfolk Island, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom

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