|Re: Borrowing/lending system||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: R Philip Dowds (rpdowdscomcast.net)|
|Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:57:37 -0800 (PST)|
At Cornerstone, borrowing of personals happens all the time, but it’s demand-driven, not supply-driven. Somebody sends out an e-mail: “I need to borrow … a car for this afternoon … a digital projector for the week-end … a tent for a week … three cups of basmati rice …”, and most of the time, an offer in response shows up promptly. Seems to work OK. Although recently, a borrower wrecked the manual transmission of the borrowed car … RPD > On Jan 27, 2015, at 6:39 AM, Graham Meltzer <graham.meltzer [at] > findhorn.org> wrote: > > > Dear all > > This is my first post for years. Nice to be back. > > I wonder which communities have formalised a system that enables members to > borrow household items (camping gear, kitchen appliances, gardening tools > etc). In the 90s when I was researching cohousing in the US I was > particularly struck by a system at Commons on the Alameda. They had listed > all of the items each unit was willing to lend and circulated the list to > everyone in the community. I imagine that these days, such a system would > be online. The obvious problem with such a system is that it advertises > every household's inventory of possessions to potential ne'er do wells. So > there would be concerns about security. I guess it could be made accessible > only to subscribing community members. > > Any thoughts? > > Love and blessings from Findhorn > Graham > ______________________________________ > > Graham Meltzer > > Conference Team > Findhorn Foundation > The Park, Findhorn, > Scotland IV36 3TZ > > Office: 01309 691933 > Mob: 07818823247 > > Co-convenor: Healthy Birth - Healthy Earth Conference, 2016 > Blog about life in Findhorn: http://findhornblog.wordpress.com/ > Author, see: > http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Meltzer/e/B00IV3A51M/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 > ______________________________________ > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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