Thursday, March 6, 2008

What things can a neighborhood share easily?

Not sure that my neighbors can actually share everything they own with me or I with them. A ladder, yes. A hot tub? not as easily. A pool in the summer is nice, but what about the liabilities? A snowblower, sure, but what about the upkeep and storage of the thing? The purchase in the first place? The current worth of the thing? Not so easily done than said, my socialist siblings. How can those things that we agree to share be shared? A check-out system? Is their an escrow situation that lets us buy neighborhood stuff? Does that then necessitate a neighborhood council of some sort to decide what gets bought? Would a bureaucracy like that be helpful or harmful? Argh!

1 comment:

  1. oooh oooh! we were just having this conversation with our neighbors! T and S have a shady spot where grass won't grow...should we all chip in for a hot tub? or should we put the worm bin there...

    also, we recently found a "tool lending library" on phinney ridge. how great is that?!?!?