CultureHouse Kits

Want to bring your next hang in the park to the next level? Borrow a CultureHouse Kit! It’s a bag full of all the gear you wish you had but it never made sense to buy yourself. Sign up to reserve one and it’s all yours to use however you like. Happy placemaking!

Reserve a kit

So you want a kit? You’re almost there. Some important information first:

  • CultureHouse Kits are picked-up on Fridays and are returned the following Wednesday (you get it the whole 5 days!).
  • You will pick up (and return) your kit at 16 Union Square, Somerville, MA.
  • The kit comes packed in a caring bag. It be carried by hand, as a backpack, on a bike, or in a car.
  • You will reserve 30-minute pick-up and return time. Please come at that time.
  • Reservations must be made 48 hours before your pick-up time.
  • A $30 deposit is required to reserve the kit. You can choose to be refunded or donate it when you return the kit.

Okay, ready? Let’s go!

A chair, heater, and light against a green turf backdrop

Winter Kit

With COVID rendering indoor gathering unsafe and cold weather making outdoor meetups difficult, many are struggling to stay connected. Winter Kits provide all the items you need to gather comfortably outdoors in the cold while staying COVID-safe!

photo of winter kit contents

What’s inside?

  • Outdoor portable propane heater
  • Waterproof picnic blanket
  • 4 outdoor chairs
  • 4 blankets
  • 2 lanterns
  • 4 masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Carrying bag

Game Kit

As the weather warms, the want to spend time outside is becoming even more intoxicating. Game Kits provide several play tools and activities for a fun and COVID-safe outdoor field day.

photo of game kit contents

What’s inside?

  • 4 Goodminton paddles and birdies
  • Giant checkers set
  • Kubb game set
  • Dodgeball
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Waterproof picnic blanket
  • 4 outdoor chairs
  • 4 masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Carrying bag

Host a kit

Would you like to host a CultureHouse Kit for your community? Email Eric at and we can work to get something set up.