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Overview

  • 29 references 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Photographer
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • From San Clemente, CA, USA
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About Me

I’m an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis in tattooing and photography; I am also a 500hr certified yoga teacher and spiritual director. I live in with my partner on a beautiful property in San Diego where we host friends, warmshowers travelers, Couchsurfers, traveling musicians, and other wanderers. We are all learning how to Be together in this world, and Couchsurfing is a way to embrace each other with trust and love!

I love hosting Couchsurfers because it feels like participating in creating the world I want to live in. I also see it as a spiritual practice of sorts, being able to offer safe, warm, loving space to those who need it, whether for one night or five.

*****PLEASE READ*****

*****Make sure you read “My Home and Preferences”

I am an introvert, my tattooing job requires a lot of social presence and energy, my life is fairly full, and I need downtime in the evenings, so please don’t take offense if I need to peel off at night to decompress, especially if I have worked that day. I love spending time with Couchsurfers, and depending on my energy level and availability would love to have quality time and share stories over tea (I don’t drink alcohol!), but depending on my schedule, may not have the capacity. My partner will also be around, and he may or may not have social energy to engage deeply, depending on the day. I will communicate my needs, but please be self sufficient and content to tend to yourself if I’m needing my space :)

NO ANIMALS ALLOWED - we cannot accommodate pets unfortunately!

🕯🌈 PLEASE DON’T SEND A REQUEST FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR STAY. I understand the need to plan, but also don’t know what my life will look like months in advance.

I’m happy to host folks who haven’t Couchsurfed before, but I am very hesitant to host men who don’t have much information on their profile and/or no references. Lots of hesitation hosting cops and military folks, particularly men. I love hosting women and queer people who haven’t Couchsurfed before and giving them a safe place to stay and a positive first experience!

*****Make sure you read “My Home and Preferences”

Send me an email for urgent requests!
hello@maryswcampbell.com

Please tell me your favorite tea in your request as a way of letting me know you’ve read all of this :)

*****zero tolerance for transphobia, racism, homophobia, ableism, xenophobia. you will be asked to leave if unaccepting or violent language/action towards marginalized groups is used.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing feels like a separate world where people treat each other the way we were created to. I think hospitality is the start to creating a society where we realize how beloved we all are. It is a way to experience culture and people in an authentic way where you just have to put it out there that you need help and shelter, and people respond. How beautiful is that, that through vulnerability and asking for help, we connect?

Interests

  • arts
  • photography
  • yoga
  • gardening
  • hiking
  • spirituality
  • community living
  • activism
  • bodysurfing
  • tattooing
  • tidepools

Music, Movies, and Books

most media involving the swirl of grief, hope, mysticism, big drums, humor, and devotion to the natural world and our interconnectedness.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitchhiking through New Zealand! Hiking Half Dome in Yosemite three times. Living in intentional community. Learning to tattoo.

Teach, Learn, Share

I’m a tattooer, yoga teacher, photographer, and spiritual director! Also on the property we have a garden and chickens, and general experience and passion about community living.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I’m happy to share my knowledge of yoga, my passion for tattooing, and my skills with photography! I also love making tea, and a good good soup.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, New Zealand, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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