Madalyn Freedman

San Francisco, CA, USA

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Dutch, French, Spanish, Turkish
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • deckhand/artist/bum
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • From Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


live positive; float

I'm currently living in San Francisco, doing some freelance art, illustration, and figure modeling, in between sailing jobs and adventures.
I'll be sailing down to Mexico soon, for the first time. Can't wait!


i'm a person, I like people, I like to explore.


Events happen

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed a lot, in the past for long chunks of time, but lately it's been more rare. I have hosted a little, but I haven't actually had my own place in... 2 and a half years? So I hope to host some more if I can, in the future.


Wonderful! Couchsurfers are the friendliest people ever.


people, art, nature, sailing, music, books, everything

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: open-minded to all genres. Lately I listen to Talking Heads a lot and dance around while washing dishes.
Movies: again too many, but Terry Gilliam is probably my favorite director right now.
Books: favorite authors: Vladimir Nabokov, Italo Calvino, Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Foster Wallace, Jesse Ball, Sjon, and (guilty scifi pleasure) Kim Stanley Robinson.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sailing really close to humpback whales! So magical. Like being in the presence of otherworldly gods.

Teach, Learn, Share

I guess I can teach artsy stuff, and practice languages.
I also like to leave a painting sometimes. Cook together. Do something we've never done before.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food, stories, art, anything!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Israel, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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