It's a Shareable Life: A Practical Guide to Sharing

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Three 20-somethings started off as strangers and came together through experiencing the life-altering benefits of sharing. Through their sharing experiments, they gifted, bartered, rented, and swapped their way to a richer life.

Now, you too can learn how to lead a Shareable Life through the practical know-how and real life stories highlighted in this comprehensive guide.


  • Live rent free
  • Pay for your car
  • Increase your free time
  • Work from anywhere
  • Find work, even in a down economy
  • Travel the world on a backpacker budget
  • Reduce your monthly expenses sharing
  • Build a stronger community
  • Develop more trust in people
  • Create a healthier lifestyle

What are people saying?

"It's a Shareable Life is a 'must-read' for anyone interested in the practical side of living the sharing economy." - Rachel Botsman, Author of What's Mine is Yours

"This is the best guide I've seen for the sharing economy." - Casey Fenton, Founder of Couchsurfing

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About the author (2014)

Chelsea Rustrum
Chelsea grew up with the internet, building websites from a young age, witnessing the evolution of the globally connected culture she always knew was possible. She's passionate about growing the movement of sharing and in revealing what she calls "our inherent interdependence." She lives in San Francisco, and has shared nearly everything covered in this book. She's an entrepreneur, a marketing consultant, and a digi-hippie at heart.

Gabriel Stempinski
Gabriel is a life adventurer, a business consultant, a father of two, and an avid Couchsurfer. He has had a wildly successful career, but has always found solace in connecting with others and in being generous. He sees no logical reason not to share and regularly buys strangers coffee, pays their bridge tolls, and generally passes on the spirit of goodwill to others. He now lives with his wife and two kids in Southern California, and is excited to see how far and wide the vision for this book can spread.

Alexandra Liss
Alexandra is a talented filmmaker. She found the sharing economy through Couchsurfing, which prompted her to crowdfund, film, and edit her first full feature documentary "One Couch at a Time," which tells the story of traveling the world for 6 months, staying on strangers' couches along the way. She's an avid sharer, regularly hosting international guests and testing the limits of what it means to share.

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