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  • 16 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German
  • 61, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Writing
  • Formal education as a seaman, captain, carpenter
  • From Bern, Basel, Neuchatel, Germany, France, Hawaii
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About Me


Tramping (hitchhiking) through North America, then going to Hawaii.

Along the way finding decent new crew for my sailingship "Liberty", which is currently parked in the Solomon Islands and needs a couple hands to move her further to Vanuatu and New Zealand. If interested yourself, aply here!


Free spirited guy since long, believes in living an adventurous life close to nature. Always seen with a camara. Skinny, 1,93 m tall, body like an aging GNU... I like the LOW life...., have slept more than 20 years on or below sea water line, aboard my sailing ships (3) I had during my life. A dreamer and lover of MELANESIA and Polynesia, where I spent a third of my 60 years I am on this (blue) planet. I am writing a lot, sometimes I publish stuff, rarely for money.

I believe in living a life like an adventure book!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Taking people on my journeys, who actually REALLY want to SURF their couch...


Having had many CS people so far traveling with me. Mostly GOOD experiences!


Nautical, Artistical, Philosophical, Writing, Filming, Drawing, Wire Art, Fancy Work with ropes, Alternative Energies and Livestyles, Plants, Planting Food onboard (after the book: "Sailing the farm"), rowing & growing... Finding reliable people to join into this travel of a lifetime!

  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • dining
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • sailing
  • rowing

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The actual LIFE around me.... Music&Books: TOO many to list!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Teach, Learn, Share

The art of SAILING in all it's facets. Jewelry making with shells, wire, feathers, stones. Creative writing English and German.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A good time in life.

Countries I’ve Visited

American Samoa, Australia, Barbados, Canada, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, India, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Switzerland, Vanuatu

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