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Piret Vacht

Kose, Harju county, Estonia

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  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Estonian, Finnish; learning French, German, Swedish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • PhD student (ecology), College teach...
  • MSc geo-ecology
  • From Tallinn, Harju County, Estonia
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

Before sending a request please take into account that the "couch" is not actually in Tallinn!


To do as many of the things, I love, as I can! Which mostly means: work hard on popularizing soil science, soil ecology and environmental science, writing my articles, discovering new things. Every once in a while get stuck in my fantasy world of writing and reading.


I have found the thing that interest me the most - soil ecology and teaching. I am a PhD student at Tallinn University and that is where I spend a lot of my time, I also teach at a high school part time. Other than that I love nature, hiking and interesting people. I enjoy good movies and tv shows, good books and interesting (often minimalistic) architecture. I care about the environment and animals, but I try to look at the big picture, which can be difficult sometimes. I admire people who live a minimalistic life style (tiny/small houses etc).

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Host, surf sometimes, meet up for coffee or beer. I don´t got to official meetings much.


Seen many countries and cities through the eyes of locals thanks to CS. Also have been hosted by the most wonderful people in Columbus (Ohio) and northern Norway. Have hosted some very cool people as well and some I´ve just shown around Tallinn or other bits of Estonia.


teaching, science, environment, ecology, biodiversity, movies/good tv, books, travelling, nature, writing, reading

Music, Movies & Books

books: sci-fi, fiction, educational (too many to list)
movies: Big Fish, Into the wild, Tim Burton movies, Fantastic Mister Fox, Moonrise kingdom, Safety not guaranteed, I origin etc.
tv shows: Black Books, Parks and Recreation, That 70s show, Torchwood, Spirited, Haven, Outlander, Veronica Mars, Dead Like Me.
music: Nouvelle Vague, Scandinavian Music Group, Magenta Skycode, Sigur Ros, Belle and Sebastian, Bon Iver, the Weepies, Sufjan stevens, Ane Brun, Hollow Wood, Abigail Washburn, Ewert and the Two Dragons etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Seen thousands of amazing diatoms, collembolans and mites etc - seen what goes on inside the soil (or at least a fraction of it) - and they are not "creepy" :)

Appreciated the small things in life - getting my fingernails dirty from gardening, breathing fresh air while hiking, the morning frosty air on my way to the bus, cooking from scratch, field work (e.g soil sampling at Tallinn airport), and so much more.

Teach, Learn, Share

Languages: Estonian, basic Finnish/Swedish; nature/ecology/geology/geography/some history/culture,

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Estonia, Finland

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