Hello There! I'm a native of Roanoke, Virginia and my second hometown is Marin County, California. Roanoke boasts some of the best greenways in the country and is a city that is well worth visiting! I'm grateful we are expanding in an eco-savvy direction. Our people are genuine, laid back, quirky, and known for their creativity and craftsmanship. As of July 2014, my fiancee and I do not offer to host. We've thus far greatly enjoyed our Airbnb stay in Venice Beach in 2012 and had the most awesome hosts!
Life in California was, of course, beyond magical! I lived there exclusively from 2001 - early 2012. Yes, indeed, I left a wee bit of my heart in San Francisco...
I am a lover of beauty and design, fine art, and thoughtful details... my boyfriend of 2+ years (a software engineer) and I love to relax, explore the history of a region as well as get to know it's future, ride bikes, are exclusively vegetarian and vegan - and yes, WE ARE HEALTH NUTS! in a good way... of course! We run a small 20 person documentary movie theatre in Roanoke and lead some thoughtful community discussions on the leading edge of thought and innovation. I love writing, nature, culture, romantic adventures, fresh, organic, & local cuisines, gardening, cooking, fine art galleries and exhibits, revolutions in creative living, and warm hearted good people from everywhere.
My favorite travel destination might be some sweet romantic place on a safe, quaint tropical island hanging with dancer community and the authentic locals or the milder seasons in Iceland checking out the landscapes and hot pools! We don't really drink (I enjoy the French way of enjoying wine with food - but only occasionally). We're very clean and conscientious. Our music style is very picky - we prefer uplifting or relaxing music styles - think yoga or spa culture.
We're into community building, enhancement, advocacy, and innovation, with a good bit of warm and fuzzy to make it all seem worthwhile at the end of the day!
My verification is a little tricky because my legal name and my known name are different. Ben usually books so I don't have to bother with it. I have all the documentation you will need to quickly grasp and verify my identity. Hope this helps and we look forward to talking with you soon!