Neighbours. Everybody needs good neighbours. With a little understanding, you can find the perfect sledge, lawnmower or ironing board. Whilst the residents of Ramsay Street in Australia’s most popular soap opera generally shared more intimate experiences, residents of Switzerland can now help their neighbours out on more practical matters through Pumpipumpe.
The name may sound comical (and slightly saucy) but Pumpipumpe is a social sharing community that allows people to let neighbours know of any useful tools/ appliances/ disco balls they can borrow. All you do is display the relevant stickers on your post box, and probably make sure you agree a date that they’ll return them.
It was all started by cyclists who used the idea to let those with the misfortune of a flat tyre know where a handy pump was. Which hopefully explains the name.