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Overview

  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Architect
  • Master's degree
  • From SAINT-ETIENNE (near Lyon) FRANCE
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About Me

Hi there!

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.

Interests

  • architecture
  • photography
  • dancing
  • running
  • meditation
  • handball
  • travel
  • sustainability
  • tv shows
  • aikido
  • bike riding
  • cinematography
  • reading book
  • hikking
  • 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

Smile :)

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

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