Share Tompkins

Share Tompkins helps folks share and trade goods and services in Tompkins County, NY.

Housing

LOCAL:

  • Ithaca Craigslist: Housing swap
  • GreenStar Natural Foods Market bulletin board – in the very back right corner of the West End store, there’s a big bulletin board where people can put up notices about needed or offered housing
  • Connections of CNY – become the housemate of an individual with developmental disabilities, giving them your companionship and support, and these folks will give you guidance and pay your rent and utilities
  • Community Building Works! – “constructs green, affordable housing locally and internationally. For every house we provide in our community, we will provide one in a developing country. Our use of volunteer labor empowers the community to address its affordable housing needs, empowers individuals by teaching them valuable job skills, and supports a sustainable business model. By leveraging the efforts of volunteers, we can dramatically reduce the cost of a home, making it truly affordable.”
  • Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, New York – “Habitat is a hand-up, not a hand-out for low-income families in need of an affordable, decent home. Partner families commit 500 hours of “sweat equity” working on their own home, the homes of others, and attaining skills needed for self-sufficiency and responsible homeownership. Families also repay a modest no-profit, no-interest loan with affordable monthly payments. Payments go into a revolving fund to build homes for more families in Tompkins and Cortland Counties.”

OTHER LINKS:

  • WeCommune – barter, share, set up collective housing projects and networks
  • Intentional Communities Directory – “Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, alternative communities, and other projects where people strive together with a common vision.”
  • CouchSurfing – “CouchSurfing is a worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit” – which means free sofas to sleep on while traveling
  • FreeCardboardBoxes.com – moving to a new place? “exchange used boxes for free thus ensuring the box life cycle is extended”

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