Marcela's Photo

Unverified Profile

  • Payment not verified
  • Phone verified
  • Government ID not verified

Wants to Meet Up

  • Last login about 2 hours ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Marcela’s full profile.


  • 141 references 93 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • education, community development and renewable energy
  • school of life
  • From Brazil
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Currently moving around petsitting, so not in London and not able to host but happy to meet CSers along the way :)

🎯 If you read my profile and want to connect, say something genuine, please. I will not respond to random messages from guys saying 'hi' or 'how are you?' kinda thing. Additionally, I don't stay with guys who only host or who only have references from females.

CURRENT MISSION: rebuild regular healthy habits and choices into my days ❤‍🩹🧘🏽‍♀️🥾📝🍲🛌🧠🚲

PHILOSOPHY: I strive to see a positive side to every situation 🥃💡

ABOUT ME: Life is a wonderful and bumpy learning journey for me, and I try to stay curious, grateful, informed, respectful and kind - tho I sometimes fail. I am passionate about community development and socio-environmental justice, and have been involved in this sector for a long time. I probably have ADHD, and it's been suggested I'm 51% extrovert. I love a bit of drama but can't go without comedy.

DISCLAIMER: As most long-term CSers, this community has added a lot of value to my life over time. However, I can't be bothered with those who think this is a free hostel or a dating site. It may sound harsh but life is busy and one has to prioritise. C'est la vie.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING: Hosting, being hosted and hanging out. Sometimes, I create or attend events. Other times, I bring willing volunteers together for good causes.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE: It turns out that being part of the CS crowd has enriched my life beyond expectation. My two younger brothers are also on cs, I have couchsurfed with my mom and with my dog, some of the best people I've ever met are couchsurfers, and several of my closest friends I met through couchsurfing. So, I can say being part of this community makes my life a whole lot better, and I do what I can to keep it safe and open and as true to itself as it can be :)


Almost everything interests me.

I love people, and believe everyone can be somewhat interesting. But those with happy hearts and wide smiles are my most favourite. Rude and indifferent people make me sad, so I try to stay away.

  • animals
  • wildlife
  • diy
  • music festivals
  • mountains
  • food
  • nature
  • tea
  • inspiring people
  • social justice
  • sea
  • wellbeing
  • sciences
  • squats
  • communication
  • socialism
  • cooperation
  • sustainable development
  • anarchism
  • nature conservation
  • free stuff
  • knowledge sharing
  • community development
  • campaigning
  • immersive theatre

Music, Movies, and Books

I don't make enough time to read much, but when I read I mostly read non fiction books that teach and challenge me, and sometimes some which validate my views.
I like going to the cinema and I like documentaries, and I love popcorn. I do watch commercial films sometimes.
I just love how music (and food!) transcends all the nonsensical barriers built by society. I listen to a lot of music, often in languages I don't understand. I am keen to see local live music when I travel.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Danced under the warm rain, drank from the snow in the hilltops, watched the magical effect sunshine has on all it touches, donated stem cells to a fellow human, lived in an 80-people village on top of a mountain in Italy, lived in culturally mixed houses and communities and in squats in London. I have shared eye contact with some pretty special creatures, worked in and about the Amazon rainforest, have met some amazing and inspiring people. Have felt deeply and freely. Discovered the god of the small things.

Teach, Learn, Share

May we cherish life!! Let's not take it for granted, let's take chances, let's not put things off, let's make life meaningful, be aware, raise awareness, love deeply and freely, be kind and step softly on this Earth.

I am a keen cook and baker, and patient when it comes to communicating in varied languages. Know a bit about community engagement and about climate change and other socio-environmental issues, and always keen to collaborate with others on these topics.

Moreover, I'm always up for learning anything new.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My love for life and its simple pleasures, like cooking and eating and laughing and...

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, France, Italy, Lithuania, United Kingdom

Old School Badges

  • 5 Vouches

Join Couchsurfing to see Marcela’s full profile.

My Groups