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Episode #005:Collaborative Consumption and the Entrepreneurial Life with Lisa Fox of Open Shed

Posted: 01.24.2012

Welcome to episode five of our podcast series!

Right click to download or listen below (approx 43 mins):



We have with us the go-getting and truly inspiring Lisa Fox of Open Shed, an Australian collaborative consumption website. You can save time, money and connect with your community while renting out some of the items around your house that you don’t use too often, or rent something from someone in your local community. What a fabulous idea! She also shares with us her experience of becoming an entrepreneur after six years of working in law, policy and government.

What Lisa discusses includes:

How she went from being a lawyer to following her entrepreneurial dreams, starting the social business Open Shed together with her partner Duncan.
What collaborative consumption is.
What to do with your idle ‘stuff’ that is lying around the house.
How collaborative consumption can connect you with your community.
How housesitting is a way that they have supported their new lifestyle.
The lessons she has learnt along the way.
How you can really live on less.

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Free personal finance and life planning online webinar  – 6th February or 23rd February
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Free Life Planning Workshop, Scone NSW -  3rd March
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Free Pilot Workshop, Clare SA – 20th March
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Life Planning Workshop, Armidale NSW – 29th April

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Featured 10thousandgirl guest: Lisa Fox

Lisa Fox is a recovering a Government Lawyer and is the Co Founder and Director of the peer-to-peer rental site, Open Shed. Lisa is passionate about spreading the word about the Australian Collaborative Consumption movement and helping Australians access what they need when they need it!

Featured Links
Find out more about Lisa and Open Shed via twitter, Facebook or the Open Shed blog.

Drive My Car Rentals: peer-to-peer car rental. Rent out your car when you’re not using it and offset your car expenses.

GoGet – car sharing in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

Jayride – online ridesharing platform

mmmule.com – a brand new social travel network connecting locals who want stuff, to a traveller who can deliver it

www.locongo.com helps you find local experiences, hosted by locals.

Taskbox is all about helping you get through your task list – you list what you would like done and “runners” bid on your job.

Meemeep connects people on the move with stuff that needs to be moved.  You post what you want moved, what you’ll pay and when you need it done by and you’ll be connected with someone that will do it.

SpaceOut – peer-to-peer storage rental.

99Dresses – online clothes swapping (founder Nikki over the weekend shut the site down, however is promising an even better site in the future!)

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One Response to “Episode #005:Collaborative Consumption and the Entrepreneurial Life with Lisa Fox of Open Shed”

  1. Sharu says:

    I am hnrooed to be one of your “Sheroes”. Bussing is an adventure and sometimes a challenge. But Fun and helping to save the environment by not using my car and meeting such wonderful people on my travels.Thanks, Betty Holman

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