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Member stories

As Australia's largest peer-to-peer car sharing platform, we've enabled thousands of people to offset the cost of owning a car - as well as helping the environment and their local community. Check out the articles in this section to discover stories from real Car Next Door members.

How car sharing helped this entrepreneurial student to quit his day job

How car sharing helped this entrepreneurial student to quit his day job

For student Zicong Wang, car-sharing is not only fuelling his entrepreneurial spirit, making him money and helping the environment, it’s providing a much-needed solution to Tasmania’s hire car shortage.

Kate Trumbull
How a student is making up to $900 a month as a side hustle

How a student is making up to $900 a month as a side hustle

This article was originally published on news.com.au. Earning money while studying is tough but Melbourne PhD student Kate Ferris has found a way to get some extra cash on the side. While Ms Ferris gets about $30,000 a year on a scholarship, that income usually needs to

Sam Ficek
Josh earns $1,000 a month by renting out two vans

Josh earns $1,000 a month by renting out two vans

This article was originally published on Yahoo! Finance A Melbourne man has revealed how he uses his work vans to passively earn up to $1,000 a month. Josh Reid Jones is the founder of the charitable organisation Just Be Nice Project, who has two vans used for that enterprise.

Sam Ficek
Claudio Scali uses Car Next Door to get the kids to school, and yummy vegan cookies to the community

Claudio Scali uses Car Next Door to get the kids to school, and yummy vegan cookies to the community

Claudio Scali is a small business owner living in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs with his three kids. He uses Car Next Door to get his kids to school during the week and his delicious vegan cookies to Farmers’s Markets on the weekends. Check out ‘The C Word’ on instagram

Sam Ficek
Greg earns $6K a month with Car Next Door

Greg earns $6K a month with Car Next Door

When COVID-19 hit Australia, Melbourne man Gregor Gniewosz was not only forced to close his business, he also missed out on JobKeeper as well. The 43-year-old had a disability transport business and a fleet of five disability-friendly vehicles – but because the company was only founded in January this year, he

Sam Ficek
How Nick and Maddie saved $15k by living car-free

How Nick and Maddie saved $15k by living car-free

When Nick Jungfer and his partner Maddie Rhodes moved from Adelaide to Sydney, they realised that not only did they no longer need their two cars, they had become expenses they could no longer afford. Nick said "paying almost double the rent that we were used to paying and it

Sam Ficek
How Daizy made nearly $3k from her Honda Jazz

How Daizy made nearly $3k from her Honda Jazz

Daizy's bought Jagga, a Honda Jazz, for $4,000 when she was 19. Since then, she has calculated that the car was costing her at least $4k a year, taking into account $900 for rego, $1,500 in parking permits, $1,500 fuel and $250 servicing. In the past year

Sam Ficek
How Carlie beats the Covid-budget blues

How Carlie beats the Covid-budget blues

Car sharing is just one way to earn extra money in the sharing economy. Watch the video below to see how Carlie, a Car Next Door owner in Melbourne, earns extra income to pay for her children's school fees by renting her car as well as dog sitting.

Sam Ficek