“Take free. Leave free. Live free!”
Welcome to Kostnix, our very own “non-commercial store” right here in Lappis! We are a free store, where people are free to take whatever they like or may find useful, and free to leave for others any items that they no longer need — no money involved. We accept all sorts of things, including clothes (except used underwear), furniture (except beds and mattresses), books, electronics, CDs & DVDs, kitchenware, toys & games, decorations and accessories, food items, plants, and other random stuff. We also keep some tools that you can loan for a week.
Since its inception in 2011, Kostnix has been a regular hangout for many Lappis-dwellers, bringing cheer to their Monday evenings. It’s more than a store — it’s an idea — a small, but worthwhile attempt to make a positive difference to the world around us, and to try and reduce unnecessary material consumption. It is a volunteer-driven effort, which relies entirely on the goodwill of our team of volunteers and patrons. Together, we carry out our “underground resistance to consumption”! So come visit Kostnix. You never know who you’ll meet and what you’ll find! It contributes to a less wasteful and more responsible society, is good for the environment, and good for your pocket!
We are located in the basement of Professorsslingan 39, and are open every Monday 20.00–22.00.
Frequently Asked Questions:
A free store? Really?
So I can, like, just take whatever I want? Must I leave something in return?
You are of course welcome to bring things to us, but it’s not a requirement for taking something from the store. Take what you need or like, but don’t be greedy either!
Is there anything I am not allowed to take?
We have a little ‘office’ corner, with a desk behind which the volunteers sit. Please don’t take anything from that area, as it may contain personal belongings. Also there is a cabinet with tools, which are meant only for loan, so don’t take those without asking!
What tools can I borrow?
A lot of our tools have gone missing (see above), but currently we have the following:
- Weighing scale
- Bicycle pump
- Portable electric drill
- Saw (for both metal and wood)
- Wrench (adjustable)
- Spirit level
How long may I keep the tools?
The tools are meant to be returned after use, so please remember to return them next week, so that others who might need them can borrow them.
I want to donate some items to Kostnix, but I cannot come on Monday evening. Can I come to Kostnix on another day?
Yes. Send us an e-mail, and we’ll help you to drop your stuff off when it’s convenient for you.
I love Kostnix, and the idea of Kostnix! How can I help?
Glad you asked! Anybody can volunteer at Kostnix, and we’ll be happy to have you on our team if you’d like to chip in. But you can even help simply by spreading the word, coming by (and bringing your friends along!), and bringing (and taking away) stuff!
Are you on Facebook?
Yes, you can find us here
If you have any further questions, or wish to volunteer at Kostnix, feel free to contact us!