Mother Earth Living

The Good Life

All things Mother Earth Living

Add to My MSN

Tuesday Video: A Barter Market in Barcelona

6/14/2011 12:00:00 AM

Tags: barter market, Barcelona, Spain

Robyn Griggs Lawrence thumbnailBarter markets are basically just great big swap meets, where people bring stuff they don’t want to trade for stuff they do want. It makes perfect sense, but the idea has just never caught on with mall-lulled Americans. In Spain, writes Kristen Dirksen of faircompanies, barter markets are going mainstream—and she offers a taste in this video about a Barcelona market. 'You don't need to shop,' explains one woman. 'The only thing you have to do is look at home for things you don't use at all. Online, you look up ‘exchange market' and you'll find every week an exchange market in every neighborhood.'

The movement is spreading throughout Europe. It’s a trend I would love to see go global.

  

 



Related Content

Save Money, Cut Costs – with Herbs?

Herbs might not be the first thing that come to mind when you start considering ways to save money, ...

4 Swap Party Ideas

Get your friends together for a good time for little to no cost with these four swap party ideas.

It’s High Time for Hemp

Will harvesting hemp aid in the American green collar jobs movement? Products made from hemp grown i...

Buy, Sell or Swap Anything--and Everything--Online

DiggersList is giving away wildflower seeds to anyone who posts something for sale on its site, and ...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 

MY COMMUNITY
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 10:03:07 AM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 9:59:22 AM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 9:30:07 AM
no image
melisastarr
8/19/2014 12:57:22 PM
no image
Peggy McMahan
8/18/2014 11:29:51 AM
no image
lorina21
8/17/2014 10:16:45 PM
no image
lorina21
8/17/2014 10:15:23 PM


Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.