Tamsin Blundell

Brightwater, Nelson, New Zealand

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  • gardener
  • BA in Religious Studies, Apprentice in Organic Gardening ...
  • From Ruby bay, Nelson, NZ.
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About Me


natural beekeeping by bicycle, through the Motherland!


i'm as unattached and unfettered as i've been in a long wee while, so i'm buggering off for the nz winter to cycle up a storm in the UK, find out where my ancestors come from, find out how you fellas keep your bees naturally, and generally to sniff out all the good-smelling humans and gardens and coastlines and parties, and not forget to come home!


*small plastic dinosaur runs between stars*

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Och, I've hosted hundreds of the world's assorted nomads over the last six years. "Open door policy" to a fault? One morning I couldn't open my bedroom door because 15 Mexicans had arrived in the middle of the night and arranged themselves just so on the living room floor. C.S also meant that out of the 365 nights I spent backpacking through Western Europe, I paid for a mere 12... Rather than searching by place, I searched for like-minded folk, and went to where they were. Places are only about people, for me :)


Alliteration. Beer. Composting.

ANYTHING THAT HAS THAT TWINKLE OF TRUTH! Home grown folk, turns to toke, raw yolk on toast i love the most, anything that grows keeps me on my toes, i hear all the Whos on the kumarahoe a'whistlin' in tune with some old English prose, singin' "Tam, shut your muffin, thou speakest too fresh; they'll nut out your interests next week in the flesh."

Music, Movies, and Books

Books : where to begin? I grew up in house where the bookcases were made of books.

Music is my life's greatest pleasure! I finger-pick invented tunes on my old spanish guitar, and hoedown a rukkus on the mandolin when appropriate. I choreograph cave choir sessions...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a chinese junk rig schooner.

Teach, Learn, Share

Permaculture, permaculture, permaculture!

What I Can Share with Hosts

An atrocious New Zealandish accent, an enigmatic New Zealandish attitude, a mouthwatering meal from whatever roadkill and weeds are around the place, a poem or two, and I'll kick your arse at cards :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Cook Islands, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Morocco, New Caledonia, Niue, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand

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