Sharing has three common consequences that are particularly environmentally friendly:
- Better use of resources
- Less space required
- High standards of maintenance
Flexible or fractional rental covers a huge range of ways in which long term flexible or fractional rental agreements can be set up to share an asset. Below are some examples based on property to give you some ideas, but the principles can be applied to boats, mobile homes, aircraft and just about any valuable asset.
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Setting up and running an informal Car Club isn’t that complicated and shouldn’t involve much more work than goes into being an individual car owner. After all, informal Car Clubs already exist within many families that have several drivers who share the use of one or more cars. The only difference is that money may not change hands.
Sheldon Manor was one of the very first properties to be advertised on yours2share, offering its cottages as second homes for fractional rental. Sheldon Manor is Wiltshire’s oldest inhabited manor house with a 13th century porch and a 15th century chapel.
Norfolk appears to be the only county in the UK where owners share their swimming pools! Sophie Garrett, founder of yours2share.com, has been investigating the swimming pool sharing concept in the UK to make the pools available on her website and, mad as it seems, Norfolk seems to be unique .
Advertisers on original website yours2share have been delighted with the response to early ads for fractional rental of second homes. Some people dream of owning a traditional holiday home as a means of regular escapism. But if this is too expensive, fractional rental provides an attractive alternative.
Innovative website yours2share goes live this week, with a service to help property owners make better use of their assets. yours2share believes that second homes can be more environmentally friendly and more acceptable to the local community if they are used more efficiently.
Even if people can afford the country manor house, which they only use for occasional weekends, they often find this a lavish waste of resources that pricks their environmental, social and moral consciences.
I spent much of last week puzzled by a huge increase in visitors to yours2share. I knew yours2share had obviously had a great mention somewhere, but where? ...
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