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.

What are these small actions? It can be as simple as someone offering to hang out w/ your dog 🐶 while you get to something else. Or hanging out w/ a nugget 🌭 b/c that makes you happy, while also donating a bit to dog rescue + being someone’s day-saver. The gratitude is real!! (And no mystery here, dogs make us happy! And not all of us can adopt!)

Dogs are one of the rare things that unite so many people. And naturally connect. That is their special talent. 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. 🤷‍♂️ Plus we don’t want to bug people. Plus 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 us back to having a support system made up of neighbs we can count on, any time. Feels like *phew*.

We think if we don’t have this going for ourselves yet it’s not b/c we don’t want it / would be into it. We just don’t know how to get it, esp thru the ups & downs of daily life. We hope this helps us connect b/c we need each other to get through it all!! It definitely takes a village.

 
 
 

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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