My cozy ancient artist cove is located in the very heart of Montpellier. I feel extremely lucky to live in this space, and it is a pleasure to open my doors to travelers and locals alike. Everyday feels like a holiday for me here, and Airbnb is the perfect way for me to share this & transform the every day routine into a perpetual travel & exploration.
This is a place with friends, music, et bon humor! It is not remotely like hotel. If you value communication & community; this is the place :)
This is a unique renovated ancient garage that was once one giant manor before being turned into separate living spaces. It is tucked away in a tiny Impasse but is two minutes walk from the very heart of the city.
The family that created this space obviously put a lot of love into it and you will have a unique visit in Montpellier from this perspective for sure!
Disponible para huéspedes
You can share all the space but my room :)
Atención a los huéspedes
It will be a pleasure to show you my favorite parts of the city. I will leave your space if you prefer that, but I think that a big advantage of staying here would be my knowledge of the city, and underground secrets :)
If you, like me, love to engage with music, you will be pleasantly surprised at what Montpellier has to offer.
Otros aspectos destacables
most guest that stay for a pleasure visit of the city really connect and enjoy my place.
Some guests that prefer silence after 22H, and have studies & work to do have found the ambiance conflictual for these needs.
If you are looking for something like a hotel, I wouldn't suggest you book my appartement.
Community living means participation. Everyone who wants to come here is encouraged to join with us for food, music, fun, etc. Sharing is the way to a good time for everyone.
No shoes in the house.
Pay what you can (Prix Libre Box) in exchange for food, drinks, etc. I don't have extra income to provide this for everybody for free.
Enjoy yourself and be comfortable.
I hope you, like many others, feel at home here :)
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**I'm currently on the road from France to Nepal by hitchhiking until the end of October so all messages concerning the apartment in Montpellier must be sent to Yannick (his number is in the emergency contacts when you book) enjoy your trip :)***
To continue traveling to learn. I am passionate about communication; through music, art, and language. Film making is an outlet that I have just begun to explore. "Sing in your own vibrations". I think the story teller has always played an important role in human history; even more so in our globalized and interconnected modern world.
My name is Liam and I like people. I have travelled from Canada to Europe to Africa and back the last three years (with work, education, study, and experience at the heart of my journey). As a result I am poor; but rich in spirit :) .
In fact I have decided to be a story teller because I feel this is the best way to communicate the important lessons learned from others on the way. Lessons about kindness, morality, empathy, and ethics that pass through all those who stop to pick me up hitch hiking or take me into their home to share a meal, some smiles, and a story or two. Thank you people. For without you, I would not find my way.
Remembering that you will die one day is the best way to free yourself from the trap of thing you have something to lose. -steve jobs
THE WORD: It is a powerful instrument; it is the means by which we convey our feelings to one another. Our method of influencing other people...
Words can do unspeakable good, and cause terrible wounds.
Originally the word was magic, a magical act; and it has retained much of it's ancient power - Freud
Why I’m on Couchsurfing?
Every once in a while I end up in a new place. Instead of wandering on my own I like to spark a connection with some one who lives their, because that is the whole point of going to a new place: new people. People are integral to the environment they are in, and you can't get much from a new place without them.
I love Movies (good ones), Music (ideally creating it with a group of people), and games (I fancy myself a good poker player ;)
When traveling I like to meet new people and ask questions and learn.
Learning is my biggest hobby.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done:
I went to a bushman village with two amazing friends (brother and sister) in the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. We were investigating the effect diamond mining had on the indigenous hunter gatherings (San People) who had been evicted from their native land in which they lived for ov(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) years.
This journey has inspired activism in me and promoted the will to fight for a political voice, as a shift is so desperately needed in the way we treat one and other and the planet.
Teach, Learn, Share:
I've lived in Montpellier (France) for 11 months with the goal of learning French. That project is still in progress. I started an English speaking community called English Stuff Montpellier :(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN): englishs(URL HIDDEN)
We do creative, social and artistic workshops for all to promote discourse in realms of community, politics, culture, environment, language, ect.
All and all, my time in France has been a fantastic experience of sharing cultures and connections with many people (sometimes travelers, sometime old ladies down the street). I currently study Political Science in the university here and attend theatre evening classes in French.
What I Can Share with guests:
Stories & conversation
I love to here them.
I love to tell them.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bahamas, Botswana, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malawi, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Wales, Zambia
Countries I’ve Lived In:
Canada, Denmark, England, France, Ireland, Norway