This has long been a dream of mine – a shared “library” of things (tools, appliances, tents, etc) which are useful occasionally. Totnes has now set one up and it will be interesting to see how it progresses. I notice that they are only opening on Saturdays for a few hours. I had always imagined an online list you could browse and book items.
I’m not sure whether we are a big enough community to make it work.