Receiving free piano lessons, giving your time to babysit and make blanket forts, going for a coffee with your neighbour, borrowing tools to build a new dog house or sharing a delicious meal with someone in your building -how good does that sound? And all of that without using any money.
A Buy Nothing group makes it possible.
The project was funded by two friends in the USA back in 2013 and has now become a worldwide social movement, with groups in 30 nations. The local groups form gift economies, where it´s not only about giving or receiving something for free, but more about making connections and getting to know your neighbours in your suburb.
You can find your group by searching in Facebook for: Buy nothing + your city or suburb.
On this website you will find more information and a short explanatory film about the whole project: https://buynothingproject.org/news-page/
We definitely recommend trying it out and we would love to hear from you and your experiences in your group as we are yet to try it!
Words by Miri