Pierre Johnson's Photo

Verified Profile

  • Payment verified
  • Phone verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address Verified

Wants to Meet Up

  • Last login 4 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Pierre’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 6 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Chinese (Simplified), German
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Fair and organic trade consultant, Transition Towns facil...
  • Professional master degrees in Development Studies, Socia...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Meet people from different countries and get a broader insight of our beautiful world!


Born on one side of the Atlantic, brought up on another, I learned alot about living also in other countries, like Thailand (1 year), Mexico (3 years), Brazil (a dozen times), and parts of Africa and Asia. I consider myself more as a global citizen, concerned with our common future, than a restless traveler.

While travelling in another country, foreign to me, it is essential for me to have opportunities to stay a while and exchange with people in order to have a really meaningful experience.


Be the change you want to see in the world.
Never be desperate.
Enjoy every moment.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I just applied for "verified" status, and I'm waiting for the postcard!

At the moment, I can host one person, or a couple for just a few days, as my living room is also my office. But I do hope to move to a bigger though less central place. Our appartment is about 35 minutes from Paris central by train.

Also, I write about my travelling and professional experience abroad on my blog.

I have receive friends and colleagues passing by regularly, for a few nights when I was living in Paris


Exchanging with people. Hiking in awsome natural spaces.
Reading, writing a bit. Learning about/from life and people.

More specifically: permaculture, transition towns, fair trade, ecoliteracy and ecopsychology.

  • writing
  • organic food
  • reading
  • hiking
  • plants
  • bicycling
  • agroecology
  • medicinal plants
  • organic agriculture

Music, Movies, and Books

Author movies.
Music from Africa, Latin America, Europe, jazz and blues.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Visited Madagascar and its amazing forests. Saw lemurs (2015)

Visited ancient tea gardens in Yunnan, China (2017)

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing knowledge about trips in Latin America and Africa, as well as transition and systems theory, fair trade and solidarity economy.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Offer you a cup of excellent tea. Showing you around Paris or the Yerres area.
Visiting my amazing terrace (see picture).

Countries I’ve Visited

Benin, Brazil, Burundi, China, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Madagascar, Morocco, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Mexico, Thailand

Old School Badges

  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
    Pioneer Badge

Join Couchsurfing to see Pierre’s full profile. It’s free!