AUTOUR DE TOI
Autour de Toi is your platform for everything local and collaborative in the Western suburbs of Paris.
· Our Website www.autourdetoi.com offers a local marketplace for neighbours to sell, rent or share goods and services (time, expertise, etc).
· Our Instant Chat functionality on this website allows you to get rapid help with finding local solutions. Need a local plumber or a last minute baby-sitter? Put the question to us on Instant Chat or on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our very best to find you a solution!
The inspiration for this project came from reading: ‘What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption’*. As we turned the pages, this book opened up a new world of people and organisations who were choosing to do things a little differently. We started to investigate…
Six months later, having looked into carsharing, gardensharing, housesharing, crowdfunding, foodsharing and many, many other initiatives, we have become convinced that the ‘Sharing’ or ‘Collaborative’ Economy is not just a passing trend, but a fundamental and necessary shift away from the frenetic consumerism of recent years. It therefore seems time to get involved, and the obvious starting point is close to home!
We hope that by keeping this project local, we can foster trust and collaboration among neighbours. At the very least, we hope that we can share some of our enthusiasm for the Sharing Economy!
The Autour de Toi team
* Botsman, R & Rogers, R (2010) What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption