It's an idea old as time - and one Charlottesville group is bringing bartering back to life.
On Sunday, the C-ville Time Bank group hosted its grand opening. People exchange services with each other without ever involving money.
The group hosted a potluck dinner Sunday night at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church. It's a chance for people in the community to learn more about the time bank club and some of the services available.
The group is using a website that banks hours and keeps track of each person's services.
A member from the kitchen cabinet - or the group's board of directors - says the time bank system is a way to equalize labor.
"It's a revolutionary idea to consider one person's hour of labor worth the same as another person's hour of labor regardless of what service they're providing, so it's a way to equalize," said Kelly Ceppa, board of directors member.
Yoga lessons, childcare, car work and baking lessons are just a few of the hundreds of services members are exchanging.