Max Godber

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Haitian, Haitian Creole
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Finding stuff I can plant stuff in
  • A pocket spade and music of the world
  • From Bendigo? i'll just say Melbourne as most ppl know where that is
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About Me


Gardening through Quebec winter?


About me? Well I could tell you a few things, and if you ask any of my friends they'd tell you that I generally make everything too descriptive, so why don't I keep it short here, and I'll fill you in on more stories when we meet? Sooooo....
Local food, live music, pain au levain, philosophy, politics, tea, demonstrations, projects, Permaculture, Home-brewing, good vibes.

All in all, I love meeting new people, visiting and living in different locations, and seeing the world through many different perspectives

I strive to share everything I know and love, with as many people as I can. I can't wait to meet you and hear all the stories you have to tell.


There are no strangers in this world, just friends we haven't met yet.

We are all kneaded from the same dough; just baked in different ovens

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


To date, I've hosted (officially and unofficially) many people in Australia, whether I met them through c.s or just while I've been working the streets (as a fundraising bitch NOT as a prostitute).
I've had enough c.s and travelling experience to make the call pretty early on, whether i think we'll get along or if my life may be in danger, so I don't restrict my guest list just to c.s. It's the sad truth; not everyone in the world knows about couchsurfing. Spread the friendly word, people!

I started my surfing career on the south east coast of France, unofficially, when the sister of a guy studying luthiery who I met on a train from Italy to France invited me to stay with them as the train was delayed and I had no idea where my hostel was. What followed was a beautiful evening full of incredible coincidences, delicious tea and music sharing. Bliss.

Officially, I started surfing in Zurich with an incredible, generous host, who couldn't have put a warmer glow on the concept of c.s even if he tried again. Joel, thanks a million! Then the list goes on... Basel, Lyon, Exideuil, Manot, Fontenay le Compe, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Sevilla, Cadiz, Barcelona, Parthenay, Rennes, Utrecht, Köln, Marrakech, Agadir, Taghazout, Dakar, Tiznit, Aourir, Guelmim, Kaolack, Ndem, Touba, Mbacké, Port au Prince, Jacmel, Marigot, Santo Domingo, New York, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Pulau Pinang, Trang, Loei, Victoria (Vancouver island)... = many many many stories :)

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - Fargo, No country for old men, there will be blood, Mary and Max.

New music is always fun, but still never bored of Cat Empire, Fyah Walk, Caribou, Christopher Rau and Crooked Still. Shapeshifter,

Books: Give me any book and I'll give it a go...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

1. Senegal. Incredible
2. Living in Haiti for 3 months going through more than an existential crisis...
2. Sitting around a table in a chalet in the middle of the Swiss Alps, sharing fine wine and aged cheese with a room full of people I had just met, but having as much fun as if we had known each other for years. Amen.

Teach, Learn, Share

Can teach you how to: - to play the violin and viola,
- make delicious sourdough bread
- turn your backyard or balcony into a thriving food forest.

Can you teach me how to: - play kora?
- everything else?

Lets share: - the storm that we will cook up together
- Everything else!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, France, Haiti, Senegal

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