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Be a change maker by showing that alternative way of living and consuming are possible
MY PROJECT: Utopia's farm
I'm a life lover and I love meeting new people and new culture. After having work for blue chips companies, I've decided to invest my time, energy, creativity in associative, political, environmental cause in which I believe. I'm now working together with friends and start up on the creation of a social network that will allow all the transitional activites all around the world to communicate, share and work better together.
I left for a one year trip around Latino America to discover the nature, the cities, the people the species and I hope much more
I'm a positive person, close to nature and environement. I like outdoor activities (VTT, snowboard, climbing, trekking, surf...)and sea activities especially sailing and diving.
I'm very interested in arts and I love especially music, photography and cinema. In Paris, I go out very often and I would say I like to party too even if I'm sometimes trying to slow down on this...
Ecology, photography, nature, travel, politics, economics, meditation, gardening cooking, renovating, handwork, beer brewing, readingn that are things I enjoy in life
I'm interested in different cultures, always happy to meet new people
Live and manage your life in thinking always that you only live once. Try to discover as much things as possible and make plans for your future.
Without plans and objectives, in a personal, professional or in any other ways, you
sometime stay at the same point too long and wake up sometimes when it is too late.
"You can't believe in a Dream until you can believe in yourself"
" YOLO, You Only Live Once"
'No risk, no fun"
" Do it yourself "
" Young Till I Die "
" Don't do with the other what you would not like that one makes you "
" Be proactive, not reactive "
" The more you learn the less you know "
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have created the first Strasbourg CS groupe in Strasbourg in 2006.
I have hosted couch surfers in my three different houses in Paris since 2006.
I've hosted people in Dublin a,d in Germany while I was living there.
I go to meetings when I can and I introduce people to CS when they fit with the concept and the values
I have always received a lot of people to my place since I was very young, it's in my genetic code.
I have traveled several times alone without having heard of couchsurfing and I always did some really interesting meeting during my trips.
When I discovered couch surfing in 2006, I was so happy to see it's actualy possible to meet people from all over the world with the same desire of discovery, adventure and desire to meet other travellers and to share with them
I have hosted very different people in the different places where I lived (France, Ireland, Germany)
Couchsurfing is not about not paying a hostel or staying on a couch, it's much more than this.
I'm very involved in association and transisitonal projects in Paris. After having work for 10 years for large software companies, I've realized I wanted to stop spending my energy and creativity for capitalistic cause.
I decided to put all my passion and creativity in one cause: collaborative design of research, training and innovation centers to serve large-scale ecosystem restoration worldwide.
I'd be able to tell you more about it. I'm now aswell working as an international developer for a NGO called (Assemblee virtuelle, based in Paris)
Beside that, I'm trying to find happiness in every days of my life. To achieve this, being surounded by great people and art is key.
Music, concert, Art in general, Moutains Sports (climbing, Snowboarding, vtt, trekking), Nature, Animals, all this is part of what I need to smile and be happy.
I'm too very interested in numeric and digital world (pictures, short movies, realisation, documentaries...)
I'm very active but I like to take the time to observe, to read, to slow down when necessary
- outdoor activities
- scuba diving
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
List of documentaries you should watch:
"V for Vendetta"
"Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk.
"Snatch" by Guy Ritchie
"God's Town" by Bráulio Mantovani
"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" by Guy Ritchie
" L auberge espagnole"
"Million Dollards Baby"
And many french movies and producers...(jeux, d'enfants, le serpent, les films de la bande du Splendide, les films des charlots comme le grabd bazar, les films avec Pierre Richard, Depardieu, les filmS avec les trois frères...)
Les deschiens, Les Nuls, Groland, Gad Elmaleh, Jean Marie Bigard, Danyboon, Coluche...
The Libertines, the Clash, Nada Surf, The Sex pistols, Muse, Placebo, the strokes, the Damned, Franz Ferdinand, NOFX, In Flammes, The Ramones, Penny Wise, Radiohead, System Of A Down, Epica, Within Temptation, Deftones, Off Spring, John Buttler Tryo, Iggy Pop...
Dj Tiga, Dj Hell, Ellen Alien, Miss Kittin, The hackers, Jeff Miles, Infected Mushrooms ...
Tryo, la Manonegra, les skatalites, les amis de ta femme, Babylon Circus, Le chaudrom magique, les wriggles...
And a lot of other stuff
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Sailing from France to Scilly Islands with a sailboat
Trek in Canaima (Venezuela and see the salto Angel)
Swim with white and tiger sharks in Colombia
Dance in the Nevada desert for the Burning Man
Leave my job to live my dream, go travelling for longer than 3 weeks...
Teach, Learn, Share
Many things to teach and to learn...
French culture, French language, climbing, vegetarian cooking, diving, beer brewing, ecological housing renovation, massage, all about alternative living and off grid living, lots in politics and geopolitics...
Would love to improve my guitars skills
Would love to improve the use of Adobe premiere Pro to make some movies and documentaries
I am close to become a dive master and would love to travel this way
What I Can Share with Hosts
- A place to sleep
- We share the cost of the food or it is free if you help for a couple of hours per day in the farm.
- A good athmosphere
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Colombia, France, Germany, Ireland