NICE TO MEET YOU /
HEY NEIGHBOUR

Out to make neighbouring a thing again

Founded by 2 city builders out to make our identity as neighbs relevant again for regular life in cities.

 
 

Neighbouring isn’t the same as living near each other. It’s an action = doing something nice — for ourselves, each other, the dogs & even the larger community w/ donations. Small actions accrue among neighbours. 👯‍♀️ Support networks take shape. Regular life gets nicer! 👏


It should be easy for neighbs to connect 🔗 when they need something — things like that proverbial cup of sugar. We’re here to break barriers b/w neighbours so this can happen.

Dogs are one of the rare things that unite so many people, naturally connecting us. That is their superpower. So disarming, sweet, loving, 😍 willing to stare into the eyes 👀 / lick the hand 👅 of anyone. We think it’s dogs that can bring us together as neighbs again.

 
 
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 Hey we’re Amy, Mike & Liloo, who clearly doesn’t like photoshoots & wants to chase ducks 🦆🦆. We live in Toronto & are trying to make us think of our neighbs as more than ppl we have awkward conversations about the weather w/ in elevators.

Hey we’re Amy, Mike & Liloo, who clearly doesn’t like photoshoots & wants to chase ducks 🦆🦆. We live in Toronto & are trying to make us think of our neighbs as more than ppl we have awkward conversations about the weather w/ in elevators.

 
 
 

Modernizing an old idea / way of living in n’hoods

Neighbouring is a very old thing. Since forever neighbours have helped each other survive regular life. But we get that people aren’t knocking on each others’ doors anymore. 👋

For starters there’s so many ppl around us we don’t even know whose door to knock on when we need something. 😕 Plus we don’t really know our neighbours. 🤷‍♂️ And we don’t want to bug people / message a bunch of them / maybe get ignored or turned down. And there’s annoying logistics to figure out. 🙇‍♀️ It’s relatively clear why we don’t help each other out on our own.

So we made Houndr 🌭 to do all that leg work. To get people out of their own way / cut out all the things that stop us from finding the support we want & need in reg life. To get us back to having a support system made up of neighbs we can count on, any time. B/c it takes a village. This feels like *phew*.

 
 
 

INSPIRATION /
COMMUNITY GOALS

"Maybe people stay in Detroit b/c they know that the city heightens their need for their neighbours. Our vulnerability made us huddle together & we wanted to have to huddle together. Community is a reflex that's sharpened by necessity."

- Rollo Romig, The Village

 
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