Trader Travis is a guy with a do-it-yourself philosophy that keeps him knee high in all sorts of side projects. Building rain barrels has turned into a project that has really taken off in the Philadelphia area. I can deliver your rain barrel to your house if need be. Sometimes by truck, other times I may use my Surly Big Dummy longtail cargo bicycle. Most days I’m riding this bike to take my son to school, fetch groceries and explore our city. I currently don’t offer installation of the rain barrels. This would require me to carry contractors insurance. I’d rather keep my costs low [ so the rain barrels cost less ] and focus on building them. Installation is pretty straightforward, but if you are not the handy type I’m sure there is a handyperson in your neighborhood who can help out.
I also collect all sorts of items throughout the year that would otherwise end up in the trash and offer them to the community at my outpost in Delaware. I have been doing this for more than 5 years now, and it’s become wildly successful. I’d love to do a version here in the city based on the same model. A store where no money is exchanged, only goods. Maybe someday.