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  • 44 references 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Filmmaker
  • BA in Creative Writing
  • From Lewiston, ID, USA
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About Me

New in NYC, on CS since 2008!

I'm a filmmaker, photographer, and writer. Just finished my second documentary film about urban farming around the world.

I'm @karneyh on Instagram and many more photos are here:

Couchsurfing is such a great community!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


So far I've mostly been a surfer - I used CS when I went on tour with my documentary for about two and a half weeks and met a lot of incredible people, and I've also met couchsurfing friends in Costa Rica, Mexico, Bolivia and Peru. I hosted once in Lima, finally. I finally have a house in Portland so I'm able to start hosting finally!


It's really not about staying for free anywhere in the world, though that is a bonus. It's about the people, the community of like-minded folks. Met great people in several US states, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, India, China.


Tennis, camping, rafting, cooking, reading, writing, filmmmaking, photography.

  • writing
  • photography
  • documentaries
  • cooking
  • gardening
  • chess
  • reading
  • jazz
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • anthropology
  • teaching
  • wwoof
  • filmmaking
  • films
  • food
  • permaculture
  • film
  • farming
  • esl
  • rafting
  • restaurants
  • photos
  • placemaking

Music, Movies, and Books

So many! Pixies, jazz jazz & more jazz, REM, Rolling Stones.

Filmmakers: Kurosawa, Hal Hartley, Herzog, Tarantino, Soderberg.

I love fun ones like Monty Python and Groundhog Day, too.

Books: Hesse, Vonnegut, DF Wallace (I took his class!), Roth, Delillo

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sailing the Caribbean, hiking to Macchu Picchu, growing up in Idaho and around the world (I was an airline brat).

Teach, Learn, Share

I have a lot of interests from cosmology to nutrition to anthropology.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bolivia, Brazil, China, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United States

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