What’s more community oriented than trading the skills, products or space you have available for the services and things you need? Well, maybe sharing a meal or helping to raise a kid, but very next on the list is a marketplace where neighbors trade goods and services to everyone’s benefit.
In a strange and round-about way, I just described Dibspace, a relatively new site that fosters community relationships through business. The best part is, in a kind of domino affect, when one member gets “paid” she can use her dibits to buy something from an entirely different member.
Office Nomads recently joined up because we think we have a lot to offer the Dibspace community and we know that the community around us (especially that of Capitol Hill in Seattle, where we are located) has plenty of people who can fill our needs as well.
Almost immediately after signing up, it turned out that the space we’re offering on the site for a mere 25 dibits (Dibspace’s virtual currency) ended up being a boon to the site’s founder, Dominc Canterbury, during his quest to live on nothing but dibits for an entire year.
As I said, we’re relatively new to the whole Dibspace community. We’re just now starting to explore the goods and services available our local Capitol Hill Marketplace to see what might be there that we can use, but it was great that one of our first transactions for dibits was with their founder, and for such a neat project. Now, if we could just find a way to frame and hang one of those first dibits…
Are you on Dibspace? Do you have some mad graphic design skills, carpentry know how, lunch-making lunacy or some other service we might need but no office space? Check out our two offers on the site, sign up (if you haven’t already) and let’s chat!