Welcome to The Shed, the product rental marketplace that’s changing the way people live. Finally there’s an easy way to experience new adventures or get things done by renting stuff instead of buying things that end up just taking up space.
Renting is not only better for your wallet and storage, it’s better for the planet too. Access over excess means we save resources and energy while reducing waste. Together with our manufacturing partners, we are collectively reducing and reusing – 2 of the major hallmarks of environmental conservation.
We’re thrilled you’re here and hope you find everything you need for your next adventure, DIY project, party, move, or whatever you decide to do today!
The Shed is for everyone who believes doing things is more important than owning things.
The Shed story
It all started when Karen Rodgers O’Neil, The Shed co-founder, felt the constant drumbeat of friends and
neighbors planning graduation and family parties and asking, “Who has a tent I can borrow? How many folding
chairs do you have?". A serial entrepreneur and business executive, she thought there had to be a better
Karen wrote up a business brief, monitored the consistent growth of the sharing economy, and partnered with
Daniel Perrone, a successful technology entrepreneur, to bring The Shed to life. They quickly discovered an
untapped opportunity to transform the antiquated rental industry and meet growing consumer demand for all
things rental. How? By creating a rental marketplace that lets manufacturers actually participate in the
sharing economy by renting (not selling) their products.
Now The Shed serves local communities across the country and is quickly changing the way people think about
Meet the Founders
On a mission to get the most out of the world’s stuff.