Philip Burroughs

Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England

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  • Fluent in English, English; learning Arabic, Arabic (Morocco), Dutch, German
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • A student of life.
  • My degree is in Political Science and Environmental Studies
  • From I am a third culture kid, but mostly have ties to the UK
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


enable a transition to a more sustainable world, and have fun doing so!


My passion is sustainability, and I am trying to learn as much about all its different social, political, economic, agricultural, health, and building aspects as possible. So last year, I spent my time traveling around from community to community and farm to farm across the United States and United Kingdom soaking up as much knowledge as I could. But this year, I have lived in Sweden, attending the Youth Initiative Program in Jarna, and learning about social entrepreneurship. During my travels, I realized that having the passion and energy to do something is not always enough... so this year has been about developing the skills I need to go back out and engage the world in a meaningful way. I love life, and I love truth!


I believe in Life, Beauty, Complexity, Nature, and Interrelationships between all things.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have only couchsurfed a few times before.. .plenty of wwoofing though. I stayed with some great people in Reno, Utah, and San Francisco, and had incredible conversations. They were some awesome introductions to the couchsurfing movement!


Learning. Reflexology, Yoga, Cooking, Natural Remedies, Sustainability, Anthroposophy, Spirituality, Permaculture, Outdoor Activities (archery, hiking, biking, rock climbing, sailing... anything really), Politics, progressive movements. Being happy. Being outside. Gardening. Thinking. Talking and sharing ideas.

Music, Movies, and Books

Small is Beautiful. Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets, and Philosophers. Web of debt. The Hobbit. Dune. the Redwall Series.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have been extremely fortunate so far, and have had an amazing life. My time herding goats and sheep in Morocco was extremely influential. I had the opportunity and time to have several epiphanies, and was able to get my life back on track.
Interestingly, another pivotal moment in my life was when I had an accident and lost my memory for a short while at the age of 19. It was weird and wonderful to experience life to not know many details about myself.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

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