A Labor Exchange for the Catskills

Has anyone gotten on board with Catskills Time? It’s a co-op of sorts, in which you offer your services, earn points, and can spend them on services that someone else is offering. These kind of time banks always insist it’s not bartering — I’ll do your taxes, you fix my plumbing — but that’s mostly because you don’t trade directly with another person. You can offer home baked goods, picture framing, errand-running, ditch-digging…whatever it is you can offer in time. Might be a terrific thing for weekenders who would like to swap some services in exchange for having someone check regularly on their home or perform other caretaking dutues!

There’s an orientation potluck on Sunday, January 15th at Stone and Thistle Farm1211 Kelso Road in East Meredith.

About lisa

I'm a freelance writer (and thus, not a homeowner), specializing in real estate, urban planning and sustainability. Also, I just like looking at pictures of houses.

Posted on December 15, 2011, in Catskills, Finances, Second Homes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Lisa, we interviewed two of the Catskills Time founders on our radio show last week, if you want to hear more. http://www.watershedpost.com/2011/watershed-post-half-hour-news-hour-shotguns-and-time-banks

    –Julia Reischel, Publisher, Watershed Post

  2. Julia! Do you have the embed code for the radio program? I’ll put it right in the post if you do.

  3. Is this thing now in operation? I’ve emailed them and received no response. Was very excited to hear about it because I’ve been looking for something like this.

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