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How to Start a Car Sharing Group
October 13, 2012 – 9:50 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a Car Sharing Group

Car sharing is not only a good idea; it’s a ridiculously smart use of resources. Car owners generally pay between $3000 and $10,000 per year to own a car that sits and takes up space …

Sample Agreements for Sharing
October 13, 2012 – 9:31 pm | Comments Off
Sample Agreements for Sharing

Sample Car Sharing Agreement
Share a car with a friend or neighbor! Click here for a sample agreement you can use to manage the terms of your co-ownership and shared use.
 
Sample Ride Sharing Agreement
Here’s an agreement …

How to Start a Neighborhood Fruit Harvest
October 13, 2012 – 9:23 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a Neighborhood Fruit Harvest

Anyone with a mature fruit tree is familiar with the annual quandaries: How do you get all that fruit out of the tree and what do you do with 500 plums? If you’ve ever tried …

Just Published! Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy
October 13, 2012 – 9:10 pm | Comments Off
Just Published! Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy

JUST PUBLISHED!

Sharing Solution co-author Janelle Orsi has published a new book:
Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy: Helping People Build Cooperatives, Social Enterprise, and Local Sustainable Economies (ABA Books 2012)
 Click here to buy a copy on the …

How to Start a “Stuff” Sharing Group
October 13, 2012 – 9:05 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a “Stuff” Sharing Group

A neighborhood stuff sharing group is primarily a system of borrowing and lending, in which participants allow others to use their stuff but actual ownership of the items doesn’t change hands. To get started, you’ll …

20 Questions to Discuss When You Share
October 13, 2012 – 8:55 pm | Comments Off
20 Questions to Discuss When You Share

When you sit down to discuss the details of a sharing arrangement, here is a list of 20 categories of questions to discuss. It may not be quite as entertaining as a good old fashioned …

How to Start a Neighborhood Work Group
October 13, 2012 – 8:44 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a Neighborhood Work Group

Q: My house needs a lot of work, but I just don’t have the time or skills. Is sharing work with neighbors a solution? How can I can do that?

A: I grew up a city girl, …

Questionnaire for Co-Owners of a Home or Duplex
October 13, 2012 – 8:28 pm | Comments Off
Questionnaire for Co-Owners of a Home or Duplex

Use of this Questionnaire:  This Questionnaire is a tool to help co-owners talk through the details of their shared property ownership.  The answers to these questions could help lay the groundwork for a more detailed …

How to Share a Vegetable Garden
October 13, 2012 – 4:42 pm | Comments Off
How to Share a Vegetable Garden

 

Question: “I would like to start a vegetable garden, but I live in an apartment and don’t have yard space. My neighbor a few blocks down has a huge front yard and she offered to let me …

How to Barter, Give, and Get Stuff
October 11, 2012 – 1:14 pm | One Comment
How to Barter, Give, and Get Stuff

Read it on Shareable.net: How to Barter Give and Get Stuff: Attorney Janelle Orsi Explains the Legal Nuts and Bolts of a Sharing Economy

Sample Babysitting Cooperative Agreement
October 1, 2012 – 3:21 pm | Comments Off
Sample Babysitting Cooperative Agreement

A community babysitting cooperative often refers to an arrangement in which families share child care without any money changing hands. Instead, the care itself is the currency of exchange. For example, in many babysitting cooperatives, …

Sample Car Sharing Agreement
September 13, 2012 – 2:53 pm | Comments Off
Sample Car Sharing Agreement

Sample Car Sharing Agreement for Two Owners

This agreement is between Catherine Love and Theo Dancer, who agree as follows:

We agree to share ownership and use of a 2007 Toyota Camry, VIN#: 97233lksfd9f7f, (“the car”).
TRANSFERING TITLE: …

Sample Yard Sharing Agreement
August 26, 2012 – 9:04 pm | Comments Off
Sample Yard Sharing Agreement

Taking Down the Fence Between You and Your Neighbor
If you have a good relationship with your neighbor and you both own your homes (or have the blessing of your landlords), you can expand your yard …

Sample Office-Sharing Agreement
August 13, 2012 – 2:38 pm | Comments Off
Sample Office-Sharing Agreement

Many small businesses and entrepreneurs use commercial space to house their operations, and sharing these work spaces is often a smart business decision.  And, once you start sharing space with others, it will be much …

Tip: Sharing Food and Making Friends
November 12, 2009 – 11:28 pm | Comments Off
Tip: Sharing Food and Making Friends

Here’s a great idea for sharing food in community with others: get a bunch of people, many of whom are strangers to one another, together in a kitchen and give them cooking assignments in small …