Project: Build a Free Things Box

This week’s Project profile is conceptual in design but whole hearted in nature. As we are big fans here for the flow of goods from a place of excess to a place of need this little diy project is sure to get your neighbours talking .. and exchanging!

Essentially its a box that you fill with things that you don’t need but others might. It’s a take what you need, give away what you don’t box.

There are rules for engaging in this activity which are:

– Only open during daytime
– Take only things you can use
– Take 1 thing at a time.

Neighbors can add or take anything they want as long as they follow these simple rules. Check out the video for more details … weekend diy project here we come!

Note: This design is actaully from The Instructables Green Design Contest. Open until June 17th at midnight to submit your idea for a project that uses sustainable materials or is energy efficient by design.

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About Juliette

When Juliette was little, she came home from school and asked her mum in her little teary voice why the other kids at school didn’t like her. Her mum reassured her and said 'Don't worry Juliette, you're just different. That's all.' Since then, aware of her obvious difference to everyone else, Juliette is spending her time doing exactly what people wish to be doing – exactly what she wants. This blog is a celebration of taking a deep breath and just doing it. Currently Juliette can be found sipping tea and gardening somewhere in Central Victoria, Australia with her beloved and their excitable boys. She is also completing her PhD in Civic Agriculture and teaches at RMIT in Sustainable Consumption and Design Activism.

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