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Share Spray: A New Way to Do Everything
October 13, 2012 – 9:56 pm | Comments Off
Share Spray: A New Way to Do Everything

Last year, an inspiring and creative friend, Rebecca Valentine of Share Exchange, handed me a bottle of something she called “share spray.”  It was a lovely rose water spray which – as the label indicated …

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 …

The Birth of Sharing Economy Law
October 13, 2012 – 9:40 pm | 2 Comments
The Birth of Sharing Economy Law

This article was originally published on Shareable.net, in slightly abridged form.
What do you call a lawyer who helps people share, cooperate, barter, foster local economies, and build sustainable communities? That sounds like the beginning of …

When the Sharing Hits the Fan
October 13, 2012 – 9:35 pm | Comments Off
When the Sharing Hits the Fan

By Emily Doskow
Q: In the past, whenever I have tried to share with others there has been tension over some part of the arrangement, and sometimes things have ended badly. Any advice for preventing that?
A: Sharing …

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 …

The Four Degrees of Sharing
October 13, 2012 – 8:17 pm | Comments Off
The Four Degrees of Sharing

Sharing is a big deal these days. Sharing is a growth industry, a new field of study and of practice; it presents a realm of career opportunities, a new way of life, and a concept …

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

Holding Title to Shared Property
October 10, 2012 – 8:50 pm | Comments Off
Holding Title to Shared Property

Tenancy in Common (TIC)
When you own property as tenants in common (TIC), you each own an undivided share. For example, if you own a duplex with another person as tenants in common, you each own …

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 Ridesharing Agreement
September 2, 2012 – 7:24 pm | Comments Off
Sample Ridesharing Agreement

A Note About Insurance and Carpooling
If you will be carting people around on a regular basis, you may want to increase your limit of liability. The more people in a car during an accident, the higher …

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 …