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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 Loren runs a busy charity and lives car-free

How Loren runs a busy charity and lives car-free

Loren runs the Missing Persons Advocacy Network and rents out two properties on Airbnb: all without owning a car.

Shannon Barker
How Kate turned her car into a revenue generator

How Kate turned her car into a revenue generator

After four year's on Car Next Door, Kate's Fiesta has paid for itself, so Kate can keep the convenience of owning a car without the expense.

Shannon Barker
Why Aaron shares his car and his house with strangers (and loves it)

Why Aaron shares his car and his house with strangers (and loves it)

Aaron's used to sharing his stuff. He shares his house with Airbnb, so when he found himself with an idle car it was a no brainer to share it too.

Shannon Barker
Unfamiliar cars and pouring rain: the joys and challenges of borrowing your neighbour's car

Unfamiliar cars and pouring rain: the joys and challenges of borrowing your neighbour's car

From driving a manual car for the first time in over a decade to generating lockbox codes in the pouring rain, Jilly shares the challenges and joys of neighbour-to-neighbour car-sharing.

Shannon Barker
How Ankit lives without a car in the city

How Ankit lives without a car in the city

When he realised his car was an unnecessary drain on his finances, Ankit gave it up and has been living car-free for the last two years.

Shannon Barker
Meet Lucie and Stuart: two car-sharing neighbours from Melbourne

Meet Lucie and Stuart: two car-sharing neighbours from Melbourne

Lucie only drives a couple of times during the week. Stuart needs a car from time-to-time on the weekends. They share a car through car-sharing platform Car Next Door.

Shannon Barker
Moving to Sydney: how to find a house and make it feel like home

Moving to Sydney: how to find a house and make it feel like home

Santiago moved to Sydney to start a new life. Here are his tips for finding a house, making it home, exploring your new neighbourhood, meeting people, and making new friends.

Shannon Barker
How Anita turned her car into a whole fleet of cars

How Anita turned her car into a whole fleet of cars

Renting her car out gave Anita access to a whole fleet of cars, vans and utes.

Kate Trumbull