I am currently
My next destination:Portland, OR, United States - from May 2021 until May 2022 View all
Hello there! My name is Hunter and I'm from South Florida. I'm currently learning French (B2) and German (A1) but I love learning a few words from the native speakers of various languages that I meet during my travels.
I have been to:
Asia: Vietnam, Japan
Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland
North America: All over the East Coast of the USA, and a couple West Coast cities.
At the moment I am getting into electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and starting to build my own custom projects!
I am also planning on moving to Portland. On the way there, I would like to spend around a month living in the Arizona Desert. I have never been in a desert before, and I have a specific interesting of getting to know what life is like there. I would also like to spend some time visiting the grand canyon, death valley, and some other places that some friends from Arizona told me to check out.
InterestsHitchhikingLanguagesPerforming artsDIY & craftsMusicVegetarian or veganEvents & social
Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:General MaintenanceCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelping around the house
Some knowledge of:DIY and building projectsHospitality/Tourism
Able to teach about:Language practiceArt ProjectsHelping with Computers/ Internet
More details about your skills
-Computer/Electronics Troubleshooting + Configuring
I have some various experience of course with things like gardening, tiling, and general house maintenance, but only from helping out here and there with friends and volunteer projects.
More details about my language interests
Can help anyone who wants to learn French to reach the intermediate level- as someone who has done so himself.I would of course love to learn French and German from native speakers or people who are really good :)
What else ...
Arduino/Raspberry Pi Interactive Art
Back in college, I created a custom- video game controller for an old NES game called Dig-Dug. In the game, you move around an underground sand world, and use a sort of 'pump gun'. I used Arduino technology so that you, in the physical world, had to dig your hands into a box full of sand, find the move controls, and use them to move the character on the screen around. A second player would pump a bike pump up and down, and that would make the Dig Dug character use his pump attack.
A few years later I am revisiting this technology and would like to use it for custom performance pieces. The first project I want to do is to make a jacket that has LEDs all over it that react to the music around you. So when you go dancing at a club or to a music show, your jacket is lighting up with the music! And that's just the beginning.
I also play some guitar and have written a few things here and there. I can jam along pretty easy to just about anything, but I'm not actively writing any material at the moment.
I really, really enjoy learning French and German. I hope to find myself back on that side of the world sooner rather than later.
I'm combining my arduino/raspberry pi projects with studying for IT certifications, so that I can get a stronger understanding of the tech as well as learn some skills that I can apply to a career of some sort.
Some more information
Special dietary requirements
Vegetarian/Freegatarian (I won't pay for meat, but I'd eat it if it would otherwise go to complete waste)
One thing I will say, is that if you come here, expect to work more than 30 hours a