Sam Williamson and her partner Oscar Ignekit only arrived in Devonport, Tasmania, on Wednesday morning, but they're ready to make some friends.
Embarking on a six-week tour around the state, followed by a road trip around the mainland, they're testing out startup Hey Fritz, a sharing economy website where people can hire out their idle items - from lawnmowers to daypacks, barbecues to mountain bikes.
Miss Williamson said the pair are aiming to borrow whatever they can as they work their way around the state to connect with local communities and challenge the way people view their consumption of occasional-use items.
"We want to show people that you can reduce your carbon footprint without really having to change much of your behaviour," Miss Williamson said. "It's about getting out of the mindset of buying new things whenever you need something, and turning to peer-to-peer lending."
Driving through Sheffield, she said each town will likely bring different items that will help showcase the best of that region. She's already had an offer of a mountain bike from a Tasmanian as they head south.
"We're dealing with small, easy items usually. Stuff that a lot of people have floating around the house," she said.
"It's such a great way to connect with people, particularly coming out of coronavirus restrictions. It's awesome."
Items can be listed for rent at the Hey Fritz website, and will be covered by insurance.