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John and Nicole .

Royal City, WA, United States

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  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 29, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Uhm... traveling without jobs for th...
  • Yes, continuing. . .
  • From Minnesota
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Finding local couches to get a true feel for a country!


Hello all! We are two hailing from Rochester Minnesota, USA. We are looking to do all kinds of traveling all throughout Europe and even the world! We both have similar experiences. John was raised on a small family farm with experience in raising and caring for sheep and cattle. He loves all animals and has no allergies to anything. He also raised many kinds of vegetables on the farm (this includes ground preparation, planting, weeding and harvesting), most of which was organic. He went to school for Philosophy and Theology.
While not raised on a family farm, Nicole's interest in organically grown, local produce began several years ago during an internship on an organic operation in Minnesota. Through continued like experience the interest grew into lifelong passion. Acquired skills include planting, field maintenance and harvesting of diverse vegetable and fruit crops, Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) organization and distribution, as well as direct (farmer's market) and resale (health store) of produce. College studies include Environmental Science and Horticulture, supplemented with much self-studied topics including Holistic Medicine and the like.
We are looking for any opportunity to work and travel and to expand upon our knowledge of crops/farms in diverse areas of the world. We are also very interested in learning about different cultures (be it through farming or not) and getting to know the people. Anyone willing to accept us and teach about their learned technique would be of immeasurable value to us! Nicole speaks limited French, John speaks limited Spanish but both are eager to learn to become fluent in languages.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I (John) have hosted in the past. I believe 3 from the USA but nothing international yet. I stayed with someone in France and he was really awesome and happy to share his community! I would love to update this soon with new experiences so I look forward to surfing with you!


Almost anything! John is currently doing a mandoline apprenticeship and Nicole is currently working for HerbPharm (on her way to being an amazing herbalist!)...
That's just current ambitions... We are also gardener (small scale farm workers for 3 years plus), we both love music and dancing.. uhm.. man there are too many things :D

One Amazing Thing I've Done

As I was walking downtown Seattle I saw a well off women pay for a parking meter and an older traveling (he maybe looked homeless to her) man and she turned to him and gave him some cash and said "here, go get some coffee or something" and smiled sweetly.. That's just beautiful..

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Switzerland, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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