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I'm currently living at Arcosanti, and urban laboratory and learning play-ground. I'm experiencing the wonders and challenges of constructing community and spaces that are conducive to an improved human landscape.
I'm always trying to learn something - a sponge for information. I love to meet new places and people. I like to visit cities but I find myself in the country side or in true nature. I take a lot of workshops. I enjoy spontaneous travel, living out of a backpack or a car, getting lost in the woods, changing my mind. I'm generally laid-back and open. I subscribe to a very practical sort of spirituality that helps me understand this crazy world.
Give as much love as you are able.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I have couchsurfed in Denmark and Colorado. When I finally get myself a real place of my own I will pay back the favor with pleasure! I have yet to have a negative experience with couchsurf. And even when I've traveled and not used couchsurf, when I meet people who are savvy with this travel mentality of exchange, I feel I am among my tribe. I am safe and accepted. Even if we don't know each other, there is a sense in people like travelers that we all give a lot of trust and acceptance and in return to world is completely open to us. I love this. This fills me with hope and reassures me that while my life if a little unusual, it is a really great one so far and mainly because of the wonderful strangers I've bumped into.
Biology, museums, ecology, travel, farming, all things DIY, permaculture, alternative building, plants, trees, walks.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Princess Mononoke; LOTR; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Princess Bride; Saving Private Ryan; Royal Tennenbaums; Everything I've seen by Werner Herzog.
Books: Not favorites, just most recent and/or coming to mind: Secret Life of Lobsters, Eels, Contact, Ender's Game, LOTR, much William Faulkner, Thomas Hardy, J.D. Salinger, Camus, OK totally blanking, but I love books, I swear, just ask me!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Climbing giant fig trees in Queesland, Australia. The moon reflected over Kachemak Bay, AK.
Teach, Learn, Share
Arcosanti is a very special place that I believe should be shared with and influenced by as many open-minded, powerful, special humans as possible. Visiting here can provide a valuable insight on to a particular approach of urban design, architecture, and community-forming. There's a lot to learn and much to be inspired by.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Denmark, France, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In