Mutu is a peer-to-peer rental marketplace that allows individuals & businesses to rent, lend, hire & share assets & equipment with people in their community. 

Recently launched! This kiwi innovation is worth checking out as a means of reducing wasteful ownership.
Mutu is a peer-to-peer rental marketplace that allows individuals & businesses to rent, lend, hire & share assets & equipment with people in their community.

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  • This looks like an interesting platform.  I've been looking for something like this, to set up a neighbourhood sharing scheme. 

    I've had no luck so far finding a suitable platform, website or system.  I'm not sure if Mutu will fill the gap completely, as it seems very focused on making money from items (rather than just sharing with your close neighbours), but I'll follow with interest.

    If it's not suitable, perhaps a a project for us might be to create a set of resources that would allow a community to set up a sharing scheme?

    • Hi Michael, I'm really keen to see something in this space too. In Canberra, I was part of a Buy Nothing Facebook group (https://buynothingproject.org/

      ) and that worked really well - a very local focus, so a managable number of posts and nice community feel - lots of sharing and made a difference. I'd also tried Freecycle (giving, not sharing, and too many emails as covered the whole of Canberra - was a group in Nelson but doesn't look like it is active) and other Facebook groups for buy/swap/sell (my experience was too large an area, too many posts, lots of selling things and not a commitment to sharing or reducing).

      I would love to be part of a project looking at setting up a sharing scheme. This is part of what we are interested in the Reuse and Repair Action Group, but that has not focussed on this yet. I'll bring up at the Resources and Waste Subgroup meeting today too. Maybe should set up a meeting to discuss the ideas and promote to see who is interested?

      In the meantime, I am going to give Mutu a go and see how that works - not the complete answer, but might be useful still.

       

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