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Leonore Põder

Malmo, Skane, Sweden

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  • 46 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Estonian, Russian, Swedish; learning German, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • teacher, artist, nomad, bookworm
  • Rhode Island School of Design: BFA P...
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


live day by day
become less restless


Im studying Swedish, working as a substitute teacher for kids ages 6 to 8 and meddling in various photo and writing projects right now.

most of my time is spent at libraries, with friends, outside somewhere, rock climbing hanging out in the kitchen or in the sauna.


One never reaches home,' she said. 'But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.

Hermann Hesse, Demian

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


surfer and host


canoeing lake Michigan, making new traditions with new friends for new years 2014, cold river swim instead of coffee, rooftop morning in Tampere, arriving in the dark, and seeing the place for the first time in the morning.


swimming, bikes, learning languages, taking different routes to the same place, writing letters, licking plates clean, hitch hiking, bouldering, fixing things, keyboard shortcuts, music theory and politics

I'm curious about sustainable building materials, how to pick the right mushrooms in the forest, and carpentry

Music, Movies & Books

Tom Robbins, Italo Calvino, Herman Hesse, Mikhail Bulgakov, Tove Jansson, Carl Jung, Susan Sontag, John Steinbeck, Gabriel Garcia Marquez,Jorge Luis Borges, David Ohle,Haruki Murakami,

Harold and Maude, Solaris (1972), Tillsammans (together), Tropical Malady, the triplets of belleville, documentaries

Hurray for the riff raff, dark dark dark, cocorosie, joni mitchell, nick cave, Tracy Chapman

One Amazing Thing I've Done

A cold lunch on a fallen tree at a national park with a friend.
Eating watermelon with friends on the cliffs in Jamestown.
Sitting on a mountain between a vineyard and the Black Sea.
summer solstice swims.
Conversations with strangers.
Escaping into Burgos on my birthday.
Walking for equality and humane rights for Asylum seekers and Refugees through small Swedish villages in Småland.
Vipassana meditation courses
Finding crawl spaces in bushes

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: photography, words in Estonian Swedish and Russian, how to fix your bicycle, how to cook with less (or no) meat!
Learn: Your favorite bread and home recipes, musical instruments
Share: Laughter, stories, food

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine

Countries I've Lived In

Estonia, Sweden, United States

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