Bas van der Veer

Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

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  • head of a tree-climbing company
  • tropical forestry and Nature Conservation
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About Me


get my company independant to focus on my personal life again


Im a guy who goes through life as many people who are aware they are actually alive. Hasent been like this for a long time but Im back in the concious world!


dont live to work, live while working and beyond!! Experiences make a person into who they are. I dont regret much but see all experiences as an addition to someones continually forming life. my strength would be realising some things of how I think I work and how I can control that up to a point to lead a happy life.
either way, I'll life, keep living and keep changing through it, enjoying it and doing as much as I can in it!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


after mane great experiences and more to come. I enjoy seeing people I've never seen before, showing them the best places to be and house them in here. in the past I've tried hotels and campings, but the best still is going somewhere, anxious to see who you're about to meet :)!. I'll have my couch and floor available whenever I'm around (as I have always had, but now through a website ;)).


before cs I met people in trains and on the street, and well, never had a problem with sleeping whereever through which I spend quite some nights in houses which I could never ever find back or say whose it was later. My work has taken me through the country meeting people and their couches as well. now Ive had cs experiences since halfway 2008 and Im at my fourth surfing house, and it still rocks!!!


my job does give that away a bit. I enjoy being around people and nature, and finding a way to make them cooperate more is quite a mission!! I enjoy climbing trees, which sort of started when I was a kid and I just never stopped. one of the best things is riding though :).There's no way of experience the covering distance like on a horse or a bike. naturally I like going places I've never been before, preferably not as a tourist but with someone local to watch people and places. third world is my working-ground (social forestry), for which a combination of longing to travel and travel for work was a good choice! recent events opened my eyes again and now Im putting my company on its own feet so I am free again.

Music, Movies, and Books

I dont own a tv. books I read from spiritual to adventure.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

experience things. just go and stop when youre on the road to look at where you are and who you are. every experience becomes worthwhile.

Teach, Learn, Share

no valuable posessions means I can leave a complete but nice stranger with the key and say I'll be back tonight... enjoy!! I enjoy this kind of trust and getting home is better when there's someone thats been using your empty house. why keep it locked while youre away when people can use it??!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Democratic Republic of Congo, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain

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