Thank You for Sharing
A quick look at whatâ€™s on offer in Bostonâ€™s burgeoning sharing economy.
RENT A BIKE Try a vintage Raleigh three-speed cruiser for $20 a day on Spinlister.
RENT A CARÂ Take Ralphâ€™s Chevy Equinox out for a spin with RelayRides ($63 a day).
SHARE A ROAD TRIPÂ Catch a ride from Boston to Philly with Zimride (about $35 each way).
HAIL A STRANGERÂ Instead of calling a taxi, use the SideCar app to have a regular driver take you across town (costs are donation-based).
CAPTAIN A BOATÂ Cruzin lets owners rent their vessels to other sailors (prices vary).
RENT FROM YOUR NEIGHBORSÂ Brush up on your piano skills by renting a keyboard through NeighborGoods (you negotiate the price with the owner), or use a neighborâ€™s hedge trimmer for just $10 through SnapGoods.
HIRE A TASKRABBITÂ Have somebody pick up your IKEA furniture and then pay them to assemble it (cost varies based on the job).
TAKE A BOSTON TOURÂ Explore the Big Dig with an architectural historian through Vayable ($65 per person).
LEARN A CRAFT Sign up for a class in logo design, offered by a former Boston Globe designer, through Skillshare ($20).
PROVIDE DOG-SITTING SERVICES Make about 30 bucks a night by offering up your home to some furry friends on DogVacay.
CATER TO OTHERS Use Kitchensurfing to put your chef skills to use preparing meals for your neighbors (prices vary).
RENT A BEDROOM Book a week in Hilaryâ€™s â€śSweet Little House in J.P.â€ť using Airbnb ($65 a night).
RESERVE A PARKING SPOT Book a weekend parking space near the Pru usingÂ ParkatmyHouse ($40 a day).
Find out more about the sharing economy and “The End of Ownership.”
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2013/04/30/what-people-are-sharing-in-boston/