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No task too small for Paris's new local concierge service

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The Lulu dans ma rue kiosk in Paris where residents of the Marais can hire someone for an odd job
The Lulu dans ma rue kiosk in Paris where residents of the Marais can hire someone for an odd job Lulu dans ma rue

It's difficult to find a handyman in Paris these days. Fewer people are able and willing to do small jobs and those who are willing are overworked. Lulu dans ma rue is trying to change that by reintroducing the concept of neighbours doing odd jobs for each other: a way of putting people to work, giving them a sense of purpose and, in the process, recreating social connections that have been lost in a big city. Too good to be true? Take a listen to find out.

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