One of the great things about Timebanking is the ability to get things done much more affordably as you're only paying timecredits for the time/labour, and sometimes you don't even have to pay for materials depending on the exchange.
Timebanking is a means of encouraging folk to share surplus, which could mean anything from garden produce to the use of tools otherwise lying unused. As the well quoted expression from Amanda who set up the Auckland Library of Tools goes 'I realised I didn't need a drill, I needed a hole in a wall'. Why buy a drill when you can 'borrow' someone who has one to do the job for you, or borrow their drill?!
This video shares some of the ways members have appreciated how timebanking helps gets away from the usual monetary restrictions in life
In 2020-2021 French Canadian videographer Jean Baillargeon and partner Helen Roberts found themselves stranded on their yacht in Aotearoa NZ due to Covid. Luckily for us they joined Tai Tokerau Timebank and Jean put together a number of videos for us to explain the benefits of Timebanking and also some "How to..." videos to help members navigate their way around the Timebanking website. You can find all of the videos on our YouTube channel.