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I am a gypsy entrepreneur, I built two businesses in a way that I can travel full time, help others, and enjoy what I do. My primary business is running an advertising agency working with small & local businesses to grow their marketing presence. My second business is consulting and designing tiny homes for people wanting to shrink their impact and grow their lives (and become future couch surfers).
Built my first home, a 250 sq ft tiny house on wheels, in Sept 2015 (TerraformTH.com). After traveling in my "vacation home", 32 Sq ft Honda element all over the west coast for four months, I decided the Tiny house was too big and started work on my new home, a 54 sq ft THoW.
I'm an avid cyclist, painter, home brewer, and pretty good vegetarian chef. I love to dance go dancing, East coast swing is what I know... but I'm learning west coast and country swing, somewhat competent at two-stepping. Non-smoker but a fan of a good beer. I have a love for problem-solving and learning and seeing new things. Life's too short to be stuck in a cube so I've designed my life to live simply, enjoy every day, and have some cool stories to tell.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I designed and built a tiny house on wheels that allows me to live for next to nothing and created a marketing agency that allows me to work from the road. I turned my Honda Element into a micro-camper that is my "vacation home". I'm working on a tinier house to start traveling 365 in. I love traveling, I love meeting people, hearing stories, and seeing new things. Couchsurfers has given me the opportunity to learn about others, to have interesting stories, and lead an interesting life.
- outdoor activities
- road trips
- craft beer
- tiny houses
- good conversation
- drinking beer
Music, Movies, and Books
I listen to a lot of folk music, blues, rock, anything weird and unique. I have a weird crush on anyone who plays the violin. I listen to a lot of different music, it just depends on my mood for the day.
I don't watch a lot of movies... I have too much other stuff going on.
Reading fuels my wanderlust, I love Into The Wild, Blue Highways, Kerouac's On the Road, etc.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I build a tiny house! I live in a 250 sq ft tiny house on wheels that I designed and built from scratch. It's the greatest thing I've ever done. Because of it, I went on a 4 month, 10,000-mile, 10 state road trip living out of my 32 sq ft honda element to find a new home base. During the trip I ended up discovering 250 sq ft was way to big I love being on the road! I'm currently working on my new tiny house. A 54 sq ft micro home to travel with.
Teach, Learn, Share
I am an award winning home brewer, I love to match people who "don't like beer" with something they'll love or just teach other beer drinkers a little bit. I help small businesses grow for a living, I'm happy to give a little bit of advice. Also, I'm pretty handy around the home and in the kitchen. Bikes, beer, art, and tiny houses are my life and I'm happy to share.
What I Can Share with Hosts
See "Teach, Learn, Share" for my skill set. I'm also a pretty good vegetarian chef and love to cook for people. I can give you more information about beer than you'd ever care to know about, including things like pairings, styles, how to pick something you like, etc. I can teach you to swing dance, cook, or maybe fix that squeaky drawer in your home.
Growing up my parents took us camping and taught us to "leave the site better than we found it", I do my best to extend this to my hosts as well. If a person is kind enough to give me a place to sleep, I do my best to reciprocate with a meal, drinks, teaching, or something... that's what's makes this community great.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Belize, Canada, Denmark, England, Estonia, Honduras, Mexico, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden