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Bill DeVoe

Bristol, ME, USA

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  • 34 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • biologist and timber frame carpenter
  • BA Biology
  • From Massena, New York, USA
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


build beautiful and sustainable houses


I live in Groton, VT and work as a timber framer. Before that I lived on the coast and was a fisheries biologist. Things are beautiful but rural around here, but you are welcome to stop by.

I enjoy playing my fiddle, hiking, and building things.

I've couchsurfed in Tasmania (and the rest of Australia), New Zealand, Austria, Czech, Oregon, Washington, California, Iceland, Hawaii, Scotland, and probably some other places I'm forgetting.


If there is something you would like to do, go out and make it happen.

"He who far and wide does roam,
sees many things not known at home;
and he who many things has seen,
has wits about him and senses keen."
~'The Old Woman and the Tramp,' Swedish folk tale.

"He who buy land buys many stones.
He who buys meat buys many bones.
He who buys eggs buys many shells;
but he who buys grog buys nothing else"
~supposedly an 'Irish proverb'

"And presidents
And billionaires
And generals
They'll never know
What I have owned!
What I have owned...
I'm a wanderlust king!"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Sometimes able to host people, always available to meet with surfers and hosts.


Hosted a few people in Hobart, random people crash on my couch in the states frequently. Hosted some great people at the Grand Canyon. Surfed throughout the US, NZ, and Australia.


traveling - backpacking/hiking/bushwalking/hitchhiking. starting to get into rock climbing, and I kayak back home sometimes. I just love being outside. I play my fiddle and guitar quite a bit as well. Enjoy and enjoy cooking and growing food. Also enjoy WWOOFing and working on farms in general. Study ecology and evolution type stuff as a job.

Music, Movies & Books

music - Railroad Earth, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kings of Convenience, The Good Life, Cursive, The Whitest Boy Alive, Erlend Oye, Laura Veirs, Jen Wood, Colin Hay, Nick Cave, Iron & Wine, The Decemberists, Songs: Ohia, John Vanderslice, Paulson, Pavement, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, The Postal Service, Jen Wood, Islands, Death Cab For Cutie, Nick Drake, Outsmarting Simon, The New Amsterdams, Limbeck, The Receiving End of Sirens

books - currently really into E.O Wilson, Dan Dennett, and of course Richard Dawkins. anything by John Steinbeck. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance // Lila (Pirsig), Catcher in the Rye // Nine Stories (Salinger), A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Eggers), The Long Emergency (Kunstler), Into the Wild, Edward Abbey's stuff, A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness (Ramachandran), Dancing Naked in the Mind Field (Mullis), Run With the Hunted (Bukowski), How We Are Hungry (also Eggers), The Elegant Universe (Greene), Microserfs (Coupland), Oryx and Crake (Atwood), Notes from the Underground (Dostoyevsky), 1984 (Orwell), Death of a River Guide, and more

One Amazing Thing I've Done

way too many to list.

Teach, Learn, Share

I've moved around a fair bit and attended five different universities. Hopefully I acquired some interesting knowledge and skills along the way. I have lots of unusual stories about all sorts of unusual things.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Slovakia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Iceland, United States

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