Learn more about how the Thingery offers a quick and effective model for starting an equipment lending library.
Each Thingery site becomes a share, reuse, and repair hub for the community it serves. We do this by pooling donated equipment, offering repair workshops, and facilitating the lending of equipment.
As our project expands to new regions, we will connect these communities to create a network that fundamentally changes the way the world consumes.
From our pricing to our workshops, every aspect of The Thingery contributes to an inclusive space to learn about and access equipment.
A tight-knit community is a strong community. Our workshops facilitate networks and skill-sharing, boosting connection and confidence. Thingeries can also be part of your neighbourhood safety plan.
Each Thingery plays an active role in lowering an individual's ecological footprint by diverting equipment from the landfill and decreasing the need for individuals to purchase new equipment.
Each Thingery site can be customized to fit into almost any sized space. We recommend a space that can store at least 20 pieces of equipment.
After a successful one year pilot, each Thingery site can grow its inventory with our modular storage system. Site can also be replicated into new buildings and regions.
A Thingery pilot is more than just a few share pieces of equipment – it’s a site that is designed by the community, the inventory is sourced and curated by the local community, and workshops are taught and attended to by the local community.
Throughout our 1 year pilot program in your region, we’ll be continually researching and reporting on the site activity and usage.
We know a lot about the circular economy and public space making. We know because we’ve done a few things.
We believe that now is the time to invest in the public infrastructure of the future - infrastructure that helps communities become more resilient and lowers their ecological footprint.
The Thingery has put together an amazing team of programmers, designers, and architects to work on our growth into new regions.