TOPIC: COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION (27)
Hour Exchange Portlandhttp://www.hourexchangeportland.org
How does Hour Exchange work? Simple. For every hour you help a neighbor in need you earn a time credit you can spend having any member provide you with a service you need. Everyone’s time is equal no matter what the service. And there are hundreds of services available from health care to weatherization or tickets to shows. Exchanging hour services is about empowering individuals, organizations and businesses to help each other meet their needs cash free in one-to-one exchanges or in group projects.
ParkatmyHouse is the world's largest online parking marketplace created to connect home and business owners who would like to earn money from renting their space with drivers in need of a convenient, safe and cost-effective place to park. The idea is simple just like this website. We manage the entire booking process and all the payments so you can be confident that you are always in safe hands.
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 26,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.
Founded in 2010, SittingAround makes it easy to create, manage, and grow a babysitting cooperative. Babysitting coops already save thousands of families a great deal of time and money each year. Our goal is to make coops so easy and so well known that every parent joins one. We automate many of the tasks required to effectively manage a coop so our users can focus on what's really important - building and enjoying childcare communities.
We create networks of scoots. Scoots are shared, electric, smartphone-activated motorscooters you can ride in the city. At Scoot Networks we teach you how to ride the scoots, we keep the scoots running, and we find places to put more scoots to make the network bigger.
sharemystorage.com (also known as SmS) is a social marketplace that brings together two different groups of people; those who have spare space and those who need spare space for storage. To put it simply, we’re here to add a dash of common sense to the self-storage industry.
City CarShare, a Bay Area nonprofit, provides convenient, affordable access to shared cars in order to reduce individual car ownership and usage. By providing innovative and technological- advanced mobility options to members, we help to improve the environment and quality of life in our cities through the reduction of traffic, parking problems, and dependence on oil-while promoting cleaner air, quieter streets and more open space.
Makeably is the marketplace for making custom creative items for your everyday life.
With Makeably, you can turn your thoughtful and original ideas into reality, with a little help from our global community of hand-picked makers. You can create one-of-a-kind bags, art, clothing, sneakers, wedding pieces, and much more. Started by a couple of ex-Googlers, Makeably is a marketplace exclusively for custom-made creative items for your everyday life.
yerdle helps you give and get the things you need with your friends. It’s simple. Start by posting a few things that you’d be willing to give to your friends. Then try asking for something that you’re seeking. Your friends want to help you; yerdle makes it easy to ask.
Share Wi-Fi. Earn free data. Repeat. Introducing Karma: the first social hotspot. With Karma, you pay for data as you go, and take it with you on your 4G mobile hotspot. Your hotspot has open Wi-Fi, branded to you (ex. John's Karma). Anyone around can connect to it. When they do you'll both receive 100MB of free data. It's Social Bandwidth.
Tripping has the largest selection of vacation rentals and short term rentals on the planet. We give you access to the best local homes and neighborhoods around the world. We also have a thriving community of travelers who use Tripping to enjoy free homestays and cultural exchange. Ready to step off the tourist path? Tripping will help you experience the world like a local.
ShareDesk is an online marketplace for sharing offices, meeting rooms, and other workspaces. Our platform makes it easy for mobile workers and entrepreneurs to discover businesslike spaces and book them under flexible terms – a day, a week, a month, or as long as they like.