Where to Hire Baby Products OR Make Money Lending Baby Products in Australia

Tree Hut Village: The Parent-to-Parent Lending/Borrowing Community

Mummy Confession: I have a hard time letting go of things I’ve bought for babies, especially the “big ticket” items.

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored or endorsed by Tree Hut Village.

We’ve all done this, I’m sure. After having one child, and unsure about time between children, we put the car seat, the high chair, and maybe even other  large items in storage. They gather dust and appear useless until needed again for years. It’s either that or sell on buy/sell pages for a few dollars more than nothing

Did you know, though, there is a way to make some extra money off of those unused baby products you’ve packed away in storage, just in case you need it again? Who doesn’t love extra pocket money?

Or, when looking for all those baby products, you just think “how long will I even use this?” or “I want to try this before I pay THIS much for something!” This is the perfect place for you, too!

Introducing Tree Hut Village, a parent-to-parent lending community! I’m excited to tell you all about this new platform, and hope you are as excited as I am about this opportunity to help others, and maybe make a little back in your pocket as well! Platforms are available for both Australian and New Zealand residents!

What is Tree Hut Village and why was this community created?
Why the name “Tree Hut Village”?
How can I participate in this community?
Why should I participate in this community?
Where do I find Tree Hut Village?

Screenshot of Tree Hut Village’s website: Main Page

What is Tree Hut Village and why was this community created?

Tree Hut Village is Australia’s first parent to parent baby equipment
hire platform.^ It is a community designed to allow those who wish to hire their baby equipment to parents. New Zealand now has their own page as well!

This initially was designed with traveling parents in mind, as they have the choice to either drag their bulky equipment around in and out of travel locations, or hire from a company. It can be quite a lengthy and expensive process to hire from big companies. Tree Hut Village provides a simple 3 step, all online, process for both lending and selling.

Listing your items is completely free, and there is no cost to start up. Tree Hut Village only deducts a 15% administration fee after you have approved a booking. I have to say that’s amazing, for the fact that they connect you to a community that would otherwise be very difficult to manage yourself!

I love the community that Tree Hut Village has created for parents, and the opportunity to support local families while we travel!


Why the name “Tree Hut Village”?

^Tree Hut Village was the name chosen because the creators wanted to express what’s important to them:

– Fewer items go to landfills (“the tree”)
– Enabling giving back to the community (“the hut” stands for tangible things)- that’s why we partnered with charities like St. Kilda mums
– Parents helping parents to travel hassle free or to earn some extra
(“the village”)

Screenshot of Tree Hut Village’s website: Search Feature

How can I participate in this community? Why should I participate?

Firstly, you need to go online and register with the platform, and you just start either listing items you would like to lend (they must comply with Australian Standards and be no more than 6 years old), or selecting items you would like to borrow.

The lending process is merely three steps:
1. List an item (it’s completely free!)
2. Approve bookings as they are requested.
3. Connect with borrowers when and lend your baby equipment.

Again for someone borrowing, just three steps required:
1. Search for an item and check its availability.
2. Book and pay via the security of the website.
3. Connect with the lender and confirm pick-up details.

Both lenders and borrowers are able to leave reviews, and the listing will remain active until changed by the lender themselves.

You should participate because it’s a good way to make use of your baby equipment while it is just around collecting dust! Be a part of the community and help others who would like to either trial a product before they buy it, use equipment while they travel rather than hiring elsewhere, or just have an item for a shorter period of time rather than buying it. We all know that baby equipment can be expensive to buy outright, and it’s only used for a small portion of time!

The community is growing, and it would be amazing to see people from all over Australia offering to lend their unused baby equipment in order to help others! If you wish to do the same in New Zealand, the opportunity is now open for that, too!

Screenshot of Tree Hut Village’s website: Item listing

Where do I find Tree Hut Village?

Tree Hut Village Website (Australia): https://www.treehutvillage.com.au
Tree Hut Village Website (New Zealand): www.treehutvillage.co.nz
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/treehutvillageau
Instagram Page: http://www.instagram.com/

^Statements sourced from the creator of the platform Tree Hut Village

10 thoughts on “Where to Hire Baby Products OR Make Money Lending Baby Products in Australia

  1. The Sane Mum says:

    Brilliant idea, I had no idea this existed! I see a lot of potential with it for travelling on a plane, when you get to your destination and say you rent a car, it would be much more cost effective to rent a car seat through these guys than the car hire company!

    • mummyconfessions says:

      For sure it would! Or even when you have a newborn, there are places that hire car seats, but the cost is nearly the same as just buying the seat! I had no idea this existed until recently either, so that’s why I’m trying to spread the news! It’s a great idea!

  2. Mel says:

    Wow that looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    • mummyconfessions says:

      Thank you! It is such a brilliant idea!

  3. Fi Morrison says:

    This is such a brilliant idea! We still only have our first baby, but things he’s outgrown such as the bassinet and so forth can be reused to help other families who could use it! I also love the idea of borrowing something if you’re going to travel – for example, a porta cot. We’re not big travellers, so we don’t have the need to buy one. So much cheaper on our end to borrow one. Thanks for sharing this amazing biz!

    • mummyconfessions says:

      It is such a brilliant idea! Borrowing from here is so much cheaper than the hiring companies, and you’re helping out another family at the same time!

  4. Joy says:

    This is such a fabulous idea! I’d be keen to hire a travel cot and spare booster and child seat for when we go overseas!

    • mummyconfessions says:

      It is brilliant! I love that parents can help each other, and it all seems so much easier than trying to find a hiring agency!

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