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  • 32 References 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning French
  • 60, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Professional Coddiwompler
  • university (architecture, art education)
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Since 5 May 2015 I am a creative coddiwompler.
(English slang for: somebody who travels purposefully to unknown destinations).
I coddiwomple to enrich the lives of our elders and those living with dementia through much needed, meaningful, cultural activities, such as: armchair travel to transport minds, sitdances to move body and soul, and creative activities to occupy time. For this I travel in search of world music and dance, cultural traditions and festivals.

I am a creative soul, holistic soul that has travelled since age 16.

Living in the moment
Living and traveling light.
Feel rich (enriched) with the least amount of possessions
We are all connected.
Some travel to learn about other cultures, only to learn about their own cultural conditioning instead.
I trust there is always a reason why people meet, no matter how random it may seems.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

-hosting whenever and wherever I have a couch
-surfing couches
-responding to questions


It's an old concept, but with this site it is so much easier and more efficient. Well done!


people, video/film/doco's, alternative healing, living healthy, being present and living in the moment, cultures, different ways of living, warm places, processes of transformation, tantra, queer life outside the square, Sacred places.

  • folklore
  • architecture
  • photography
  • sketching
  • venice carnival
  • drawing
  • folk music
  • world music
  • swimming
  • permaculture
  • healing
  • mindfulness
  • tantra
  • alternative medicine
  • peace
  • sacred geometry
  • sustainable living
  • alternative lifestyles
  • alternative living
  • faeries
  • sacred spaces
  • celebrations
  • sacred places
  • dementia
  • world dance
  • other carnivals
  • ageing well
  • vernacular architecture
  • intuitive bodywork

Music, Movies, and Books

World music, music with passion.
Independent films, world cinema, doco's.
A new Earth by Eckhart Tolle.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Taking the Air NZ Pink Flight to Sydney's Mardi Gras
Walking El Camino De Santiago in Spain.
Driving 60.000km in a small mini van through Australia
Carnival in Maastricht.
Witnessing the funeral of the Royal Nepalese family.
Facing Mt. Everest.
Recording sounds inside Dutch windmills.
Meeting enlightened souls.
Working with orphans in Slovakia
Working with artists with intellectual disabilities.
Participating in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade.
Tantric training and teaching.
Staying at Deir Mar Musa, Syria.

Teach, Learn, Share

Non-verbal communication with people with advanced dementia using music/dance
Massage, intuitive body work
Anything creative.
I am an architect, art educator, dance educator and bodyworker.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Non-verbal communication with people with advanced dementia using music/dance
Massage, intuitive body work
Anything creative.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cook Islands, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Nepal, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, United States

Old School Badges

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