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Trade Shack

Trade Shack is a postcode community-driven trading anything platform focusing on self-sufficiency via homesteading. You trade anything from vegetables to animals, from locally made to farming equipment. 

We at the Trade Shack focus on local growers and trade from local hobby farms, backyard growers and homesteaders to consumers.

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Shorten the Supply Chain

What CoVid19 and lockdowns have shown us is “We depend too much on the centralisation of food production” and we do not need to. 

The CoVid19 situation created a lot of interest in backyard growing or even micro-gardening on balconies. Some will become successful and have ample food and excess produce to sell. Most will likely slip back into the sole reliance on supermarkets and their Just-In-Time (long) supply chains. 

To build upon the backyard growing momentum, we at the Trade Shack want to connect backyard growers with local consumers. Enabling short supply chains, providing fresh and quality produce to your neighbours, friends and townspeople. 

Just like in the old days. 


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Education In Virtual Classroom


Creating awareness of your current situation and what you might need in the event of a disaster. Disasters have different impacts on people, depending on their current situation.

Therefore, it is important to be clear and honest about YOUR situation.

Prepping discussion


Introducing communities grouped by Postcode Communities. We use postcodes to set geographical boundaries, making it easier to define "local". Postcode boundaries are not restricting, they are merely to put a name to a group or location.

Local Grower Grow Sustainable

Seed To Plate

We started trading seeds online using Telegram Groups, and there is an active trade among the Telegram Group members. Bartering goods etc. Seeds are the start of all growth.

It is the start of self-sufficiency and homesteading.



Newly introduced to connect, mainly growers, with customers. Ideally, the business is sourcing all its materials within a 50km radius. Is a local grower, produces locally, sells locally and hires locally.

Build local, grow local, sell local, and buy local.

Classifieds Trade Anything

Trade Anything

Trade Anything, basically, you can trade anything related to homesteading. Social Media causes issues when you sell animals, or you have to pay for them. On the Trade Shack, it is free and has no limitation on trading honest homesteading produce. (Yes, it is FREE)

Seed to Plate Community

Local Exchange

We spoke with the person who set up the Local Edible Exchange. Wrote up the guidelines based on our conversation.

We can include Local Edible Exchange for each community if they want, should they not want to use Fakebook.

Geoengineering and chemtrails in Australia

Paid Members only

Paid members get access to the posts, our old courses, which are more detailed and have step-by-step instructions, and priority access to new posts. Starting from $20 per YEAR, you get access.

Trading Anything

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All design, hosting and paying for the licenses are costly. Constantly updating the webpage and finding ways to serve you better is time-consuming. If you feel like we added value, and entertain you for a little while then please donate towards the running cost of the site. It is truly appreciated.

“Create online connections to find like- minded locals and build sustainable communities in the real world.”

Trade Shack


The Trade Shack was initially designed to help those who lost their job during the CoVid19 period. A few people got together and identified the need to create a platform for people to connect without using Fakebook and other social media platforms.  Be able to have free uncensored discussions about any and all topics.

This quickly grew into a more complex project than any of us could imagine. We included options for teachers to create courses and sell those courses to students. We created prepping forums, community gatherings and many other things. It got too big and stripped the Trade Shack down to focus on homesteading and self-sufficiency. 

We think that is a good balance, focusing on homesteading and people looking after themselves as part of a community. Become sustainable using your backyard and your local Postcode Community. 
We looked at what the core issues are, regardless of the political landscape or motives. The issue we, as humanity, facing is sustainability, to be more specific, food production. No other group was addressing this pragmatic, hence the Trade Shack. 
We believe that growing food can be done in your backyard, foodscaping if you like. If you organise the growing as a collective, then you can barter/trade/sell produce for food that you personally cannot grow. For example, some backyards cater for potatoes, whereas others are better suited for bananas, so why not become a micro-producer of bananas and trade them for potatoes? 
The Trade Shack will not tell you what to grow. We help you along by providing the tools to trade and grow.
It is also run by volunteers paying for it in our own pocket. We are politically and religiously independent, and we value ALL opinions and respectfully challenge all of them. Keep in mind it has to be “fun” for all of us. 

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