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  • 43 References 33 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German; learning Croatian, Lithuanian, Turkish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Long Story :)
  • Haha.. Long Story ...
  • From Gieten, Drenthe, Netherlands
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About Me


Dreaming and then seeing if something materializes :)


I aim for a relaxed and happy simple lifestyle, always giving back more then we recieve. Connected with nature, surrounded by friends and all the time in the world to express yourself. Bonobo society :D Unfortunatly right now I'm a bit stuck in modern Dutch materialistic society ...

I've got a lot of experience with voluntary work through WWOOF and HelpX and travelling and living abroad.

Also good to know: I am very very much a fan of dancing!! Balfolk, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, West Coast Swing, Fusion.


Sit, watch, wait, listen, feel, hear, stop thinking, smile!

Follow your instinct and leave this earth in a better state as you found it. (Not working right now in modern Ducth materialistic society ...)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


By sharing all I have.
And I love fixing things :)


After the good stories from friends and fellow travelers I decided to join and I am very glad I did.
I love the experience of meeting locals so diverse and always very open and welcoming.
And it's really great to meet through events, and find just the right people in the groups! A community without borders, without limits!
Couchsurfing can open your world, change your life, always inspire, and so much to share!!


Living a Simple Life, Dancing, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Sun, Moon, Stars, Astrology, Biorhythms, Sustainability, Farming, Building, Cooking, Conserving Food, Raw Food, Permaculture, Biodynamics, Forest Gardens, Dumpster Diving & Recycling, Life Without Needs & Life Without Money, Krishnamurti, Mountains, Reggae, Folklore, Folk Dance, Photography, Travel, Cultural Differences, History, Architecture, Ancient Wisdom, Singing, Swimming, Showering, Sauna, Drinking, Partying, Nature, Bonfire Evenings, Water, Ocean, Sports, Tree-Hugging, Tree-Climbing, Smiling, Sitting Down on the Ground, Playing Music .

And more :)

  • singing
  • folklore
  • architecture
  • photography
  • dancing
  • bachata
  • dining
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • sauna
  • partying
  • traveling
  • juggling
  • dumpster diving
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • history
  • wwoof
  • mountains
  • countryside
  • balfolk
  • autism spectrum disorder

Music, Movies, and Books

As long as it is good I like it :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Life is the most amazing thing I have seen till now :)
It is everwhere around us, just open your eyes!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

Can tell you lot's about sustainable living, farming, being happy, astrology, biorhythms, recycling and where to go and what to see while travelling Europe, explain how I live my life now, tapping in to the forces of what seems coincidence, and why I like my life so much now I started doing this; Teach you to dance, cook, build, Tai Chi (like Yoga but different) farm on your balcony, ride a bike, enjoy life and do what you always wanted to.. Renovate your bathroom, repair your couch or change your life.

And I would like to learn to juggle, breakdance, pop, play guitar, diatonic accordeon and piano, weird ways to farm and how to build your own sauna :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Turkey, United Kingdom

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