Jo Bell

Portland, ME, USA

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  • seamstress
  • Fairhaven college
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Hi, I'm Jo. In January I moved to Maine from Washington state to be closer to my partner's family. I make my living doing contract sewing and working for a very classic Maine market. I spend a lot of time cooking new things, finding new music to listen to, and making things out of fiber, paper, and wire. At the moment I am loving riding my new Bridgestone xo2, watching old westerns, foraging for food, and experimenting with dyeing fabric.

I'm also on warm showers:

travel photos can be found here:


be grateful and listen.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I joined Couchsurfing before my first big bike tour down the west coast. Then I used it again for a bike tour of the south east states, North Carolina to Louisiana. I also spent 3 months in South Africa, and Couchsurfing helped me connect with people in Johannesburg.

I hosted often when I lived in a big, messy community house in Bellingham, WA, but for the past couple years I haven't been able to. I'm excited to be hosting again!


Most of my experiences have been pleasant and some have been amazing, even life-changing. The rest make good stories, at least.


mix tapes and animation. card games and house shows. buttermilk biscuits and free flowers.

Music, Movies, and Books

Islaja, Moondog, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson, The Microphones/Mount Eerie, Bjork, Robbie Basho, Dirty Projectors, LAKE. Agnes Varda, Midnight Cowboy, Broad City. Sylvia Plath, Toni Morrison, bell hooks, Susan Sontag.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

coasting downhill thru redwood forest in California

walking the length of Cumberland Island, Georgia: live oak, palmetto, armadillos, wild horses, and the ruins of a 19th century mansion

the view from the top of the tallest building in Africa

Teach, Learn, Share

I am collecting jokes and I would love to hear all of your favorites.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Let's cook a meal together! Good food is my greatest wealth, and there is nothing better than sharing a meal with friends.

I am a pro seamstress and my partner is a pro bicycle mechanic, so if your bike, clothes, or gear need repair, wegotchoo.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, South Africa

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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