A quick intro
Streetbank is here to help you do three things:
1. Give things away – find a grateful neighbour for stuff you no longer need
2. Share things – like ladders and drills, that go unused much of the time
3. Share skills – like DIY, languages and gardening, that neighbours might need help with
It all started in 2010, after Sam had a good experience of sharing with his next-door neighbours.
They had been lending stuff to him – small stuff mainly (like a cup of sugar), but it got bigger (like a ladder) and in time he found he’d actually made friends with them. They even took the fence between their gardens down and they did all the gardening (result for Sam!).
Over the years, Streetbank has grown to be one of the biggest neighbourhood sharing websites in the world, rated by the Times as one of the 50 websites you can’t live without.
Every day, people across the world are using the site to share stuff. From the weird and wonderful, to the practical and useful – but everything that’s shared is valuable in some way, to somebody!
Friendlier neighbourhoods, money saved and less stuff wasted and ending up in landfill.
Jack in Oxford has been given grapes for wine-making, wild-swimming advice and a sewing machine.
Patricia borrowed a two-ring electric hob when her new kitchen was being installed, a gazeebo for a party and was given a mattress.
Rose has decluttered her home – giving away old coats, jewellery, crafty stuff – and reconnected with an old teacher and made friends.
You can join us and see what's in your neighbourhood in just a few clicks!