Maxine Florio

Savannah, Georgia, United States

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About Me


Live from your heart and all of your dreams will come true.


The past couple of years have been so much like a lucid dream that I cant believe its all real.
I left my home in Nj at 19 and ended up buying a house in Savannah GA. For the first 2 years of being a new home owner I could barely stay in town. I traveled to Aruba, California, back to the Tri-State, and everywhere in between. I Traveled with a band, Ive traveled for work, and by myself for the thrill of adventure. Then the universe did something unimaginably beautiful by bringing me to the Hostel in the Forest in Brunswick GA where I fell in love with myself, the world, the heart and the mind. I also met my Love and soul sister there because the Hostel is just magical like that. It showed me life minus all of the cluttered thoughts that we tend to create, almost in a nervous habit sort of way, when were enveloped in the victimization of life.

Anyway, we started a beautiful thing at my house in Savannah after that. Creating a garden, getting chickens, and creating a space where people can be themselves and be loved.


Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves.
-Bonaro W. Overstreet
Live life and don't try to swim upstream.
The universe will unfold as it should.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. -Mahatma Gandhi
The remarkable thing is that we really do love our neighbor as ourselves. We do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves.
-Eric Hoffer

If you genuinely make sure that you always second guess your conscience (your inner judge & your voice in your head that only you hear) with a pure heart, to make sure that it is acting in sync with your morals than life will be very natural, easy, and pure for you and good things will forever flow in your direction.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have been a host for collectively about 35 surfers over 2 years now and I love it. I love to show surfers my favorite spots around Savannah and make our guests feel like family from the beginning. We really do my best to make everyone feel comfortable to express who they are.


Some of my favorite hosting experiences;
-Taking a journey to the beach with one of our surfers was amazing.
-Having a surfer teach my niece and nephew how to make crepes and even teach them some French.
-Giving a trio from Boston the full fledged Savannah introduction in under 20 hrs. (Park, Dairy, River street, & midnight beach swim)
-Pulling an all-nighter with three wonderful surfers after our Halloween party and getting to the beach right at sunrise. There were dolphins everywhere and the sight was amazing. Afterwards we all passed out on the beach.


I have a passion for life and passions. I love music and always surround myself with musicians. I love the wilderness and enjoy getting away from anything that needs to be plugged in. I just feel like most people don't see the beauty that engulfs this planet and its unfortunate but its never too late to wake up. I love to discuss everything and love devil's advocate to test the strength of someones belief :)

Music, Movies, and Books

Garden State
Pulp Fiction
Waking Life
& any Horror or Psychological movies.

A Tribe Called Quest
Lauryn Hill
Rage Against the Machines
Billy Talent
Envy on the Coast
Bob Marley
Slightly Stoopid
Reel Big Fish
Sister Nancy
Les Claypool
Otis Redding
The Temptations
(A Little Bit of Everything)

The Little Book of Dreams
The Four Agreements
Anything by:
Bertrand Russel
&George Carlin <-- that man is my idol!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was sailing in the British Virgin Islands and we were out at sea at night, where you can see no land, and it was in the middle of a meteor shower.

I worked at a tree hostel in Brunswick, GA for a month and literally had the time of my life.

I ran a farm with 28 chickens, 8 muscovy ducks, 2 pot bellied pigs, 2 rabbits, and 30,000 bees.

Teach, Learn, Share

If you want, I could teach you to;
prepare a chicken (all the way from it clucking to your plate)
growing vegetables and fruits
raising chickens, ducks, & pigs

I'd like to learn;
Other languages
General culture of different places

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Bahamas, Canada, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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