I have been a fan of services like freecycle that lets people give away stuff they don’t need or want for free, and others to obtain those items. Some while ago I discovered Yepgot,
Yepgot is a service which lets you lend out things you have in return for money, and borrow things you need for money, but obviously less than commercially renting them.The site is not about making money, it is about sharing resources. Say you had a bunch of tools laying around that you don’t use much, you can lend them to people for an agreed upon time and agreed upon price. I gather that you can decide what ID you’d want and what sort of security deposit.
I noticed this week there is a bus motorhome on offer either for rent or sale. Perhaps an opportunity for someone in Canberra to find a way around the rental crisis?
Other stuff wanted to lend or wanted to borrow have included tents, flags, power tools and so on.
While I have not used the service yet, I thought I’d give it a shout out because any service that reduces the need to buy stuff, and makes greater use of stuff we already have is a good thing.