Toby Gooley

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Student (Formerly Biology, now visual art)
  • BSc (Ecology/Marine Biology)
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About Me


Life transplant (moving to Melbourne)


Indefinitely putting off biology PhD, did a visual art course in the interim somehow. Have been working at a childcare place but as I'm moving city I'll be needing a new job.

Currently, I'm about to perform the great brisbane right-of-passage of moving to Melbourne.

I have a tendency to put leaves behind my ears when I get drunk. I like it when people ruffle my hair, so I assume other people do too- but maybe they don’t. I was born by cesaerian and until I was eight I thought this was my star sign.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosted a few times, haven't surfed much. I've just moved into a flat by myself for the first time - in a new city to boot - so after a brief period of wallowing in luxurious personal space, will need some company.


Writing, drawing/painting
Fermenting foods
Getting lost

Music, Movies, and Books

I have a shocking memory for movies and books I like. I know I have read and viewed many but can never pull them out of the hat...

Favorite Music:
Radiohead, Beirut, Bjork, Bat for Lashes, Buck 65, Modest Mouse, Patrick Wolf, The Shins, The Dears, Wolf Parade, The SMiths, Sufjan Stevens, Ugly Cassanova, Whitey

Favorite Movies:
Spirited Away, Mirrormask, Pleasantville, Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malcovich, Amelie, Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, 25th hour, Hotel Rwanda

Vonnegut is awesome. Fill in more as I remember them.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Some time ago, our friend, the Zimbabwean Sculptress, happened to have her Pirate boyfriend's architect dad purchase an abandoned warehouse, so that he could knock it down to turn into appartments and become a wealthy man. However, complications of the red-tape kind stood in the way of his grand plans, and while the building lay in limbo, he silently slid the key to the sculptress daughter of his pirate son, to use it as she pleased.

And she invited us there, to drink wine in mood lighting and draw on the walls, and get up to other creative shenanigans. It was a beautiful period.

Teach, Learn, Share

Upon the discovery that the tree by our fireplace was a coffee tree, we googled how to make coffee beans from scratch. Made two drinkable cups!

Happy to play chess and do home brew stuff.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In


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