Loren Feldman introduces Swap-O-Matic, a unique vending machine project that playfully reminds us that reusing and recycling can be just as fun as buying something new.
Browsing the "barter" Tag
- DOWNSIZE + RIGHT SIZE
- FOOD + FARMING
- KEEP YOUR TECH ALIVE
- OFF THE GRID
- URBAN SURVIVAL
- ZOMBIES, ETC.
The organization of a gift economy stands in contrast to a barter economy or a market economy. Informal custom governs exchanges, rather than an explicit exchange of goods or services for money or some other commodity.
Whether you’re new to the neighborhood or a long-time resident, Hey, Neighbor! is an easy way to see who’s around you, to break the ice, and to stay in touch with your neighbors.
Yesterday, September 15th, people all over the world took dramatic action to get people thinking about money’s place in their lives, and encourage them to start conversations about the benefits of alternative economies based on sharing.
By using bartering for things like office supplies, client lunches, or media development, businesses can save their hard-earned cash for expenses that can’t be paid through barter, like utility bills or employee salaries.
On January 1st 2011, Luke Seall found a 1p coin and decided to see if he could continually trade it up to something of higher value. What he discovered was a global online bartering community where anything is possible.
Janelle Orsi shares four ways people are taking sharing to new levels, ranging from relatively simple applications of sharing to community-wide sharing initiatives — and beyond.
Should we expect the best but prepare for the worst by returning to the barter, share, and trade systems of past decades?