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I'm Julien, a French guy from Lyon. In 2014, New Zealand was the first step of my long trip around the world and I really enjoyed to discover the Kiwi culture and to do many differents jobs there! :) After that, I moved to Australia to work as an architect in Melbourne (1year) where I fall in love about their coffee culture. I'm open minded and I love learning or discovering new things. Since my childhood, I traveled a lot in Europe and I lived in Lisbon during an Erasmus exchange. I have also increase the number of countries visited since two years : Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Tasmania, New Zealand...etc.
At the moment, my jam is meditation and sustainable construction, définitely strawbale or earth buildings :) As well, I will love so much to learn the basics of traditional Japanese carpentry and joinery. But the most important for me is to share great time with peoples who I met on the road and come back in France with amazing « souvenirs »:)
Currently, I'm in Japan with my girlfriend for a new year of challenges.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I used a lot Couchsurfing during my year in Lisbon. I received many guests in my apartment and I had several coffee time with others. I also did a lot of Help X in New Zealand and in Australia. Now I want to come back on couchsurfing, without work exchange, just have the most simple relation : chill and exchange cultural things.
- tv shows
- bike riding
- reading book
- project management
- sustainable living
Music, Movies, and Books
Music = Alt-J / Parov Stelar / Saez / Grand corps malade / The avener / C2C / Bon Iver / Coldplay / Jamiroquai / Johnny Cash / Oasis / Girls in Hawaii / Paul Karlbrener / Wax Tailor....etc
Movies = Garden State / V for Vendetta / Le cercle des poètes disparus / Lion king. / La vie rêvé de Walter Mitty / Into the wild / Retour vers le futur..etc. (and every movies inspired by real events)
Books = La joie (Charles Pepin) / Candide (Voltaire) / Les fourmis (Bernard Werber) / Miracle Morning (Hal Elrod) / The third industrial revolution (Jeremy Rifkin)...etc.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Vipassana meditation retreat (10 days without spoking and technologies, only meditation)
- Keep a farm in the middle of nowhere in the New Zealand Alps.
- Snowboarding at Wanaka with the view on the lake.
- Snorkeling in Koh Tao (Thailand).
- Parachute jumping in Alps (France)
Teach, Learn, Share
The sustainable construction! I like to share or explain about that. Discover new way for living better also. Entrepreneurship and management of change are my future professional challenges. But I'm definitely a very curious person so I could listen every stories from host during hours :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, England, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, France, New Zealand, Portugal