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Overview

  • 12 references 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Sr. Project Manager, Homeless/Low Income Housing Developer
  • Masters of Science
  • From San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Me

Current mission... getting the best travel / social / life experiences possible and meeting awesome people along the way!

I'm an easy going, open-minded guy. Love adventure, getting to know and connecting with others, easy to please and go with the flow. I'm always up to show people around my city and go out for meals or drinks.

Living in an amazing neighborhood of San Francisco, Noe Valley. Centrally located, great top floor apartment with city views, and easy to access the trains and busses.

Spent most of my career working for architectural design firms. Jumped into project management after getting a masters and currently helping those experiencing homelessness (individuals, families, veterans) by building more affordable housing. Come from being a Project Architect (helped design the 181 Fremont tower in San Francisco), but the work I'm involved in now gives me much more purpose and satisfaction. I started my career as a Project Manager for a nonprofit doing offshore lighthouse restoration...still convinced this was the best thing to ever come from Craigslist. I've taught a few college classes on sustainability, ecology, and architectural drafting and loved it.

I'm an Irish citizen and one of six siblings. My mom is one of 12 and dad is one of 5, and everyone is back in Ireland. I go back as much as possible, country-hopping as much as possible on those trips.

Love road trips in my classic Mercedes station wagon with 400,000 miles (640,000km), enjoy working on it myself and with my car friends, but I'm starting to run out of projects for it! I love meeting new people and making new memories. How rich you are in life is how much you've lived, the experiences you've made and the people in your life.

Instagram: @mikeymclaughlin

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meet some awesome people, share some experiences, leave peoples' lives a little better

Interests

Connecting with others
Rock climbing - happy to take you to my climbing gym down the street! Not being afraid to make some memories
Car guy
Working on getting my pilot's license
Kareoke

  • architecture
  • design
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • working out
  • flying
  • boating
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • wakeboarding
  • rock climbing
  • skinny dipping
  • card games
  • sharing experiences
  • group games
  • fitness,

Music, Movies, and Books

Shows: Schitt’s Creek, Man in the High Castle, Westworld, Archer

Music: 80s, 90s, hip hop, anything from Italian opera (Andrea Bocelli) to German metal (Eisbrecher, Rammstein)

Books: The End of the Suburbs, The Devil in the White City, The Geography of Nowhere, anything by Jon Krakauer, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces ( I guess I have a niche…)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Laying naked in a hammock in the jungle overlooking a lake and volcano that was erupting one night as I was backpacking Costa Rica

Swam in the Atlantic and the Pacific in the same day without getting on a plane. And without any help from Superman

Teach, Learn, Share

Lobsterman for 8 years as a summer job off the coast of Maine
Volunteered in schools across China
Worked on restoring lighthouses off the coast in Maine
Kayaking instructor, and have had my boating license since I was 12 years old

What I Can Share with Hosts

Home cooked meals, a place to rest your feet, shower, a couch, a bed

Countries I’ve Visited

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin (French part), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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