This is probably one of the most resouceful and unusual stories I've ever come across. In July of 2005, Kyle MacDonald started out in his quest to trade a giant red paper clip into a house. Sounds crazy? It absolutely is. But he was successful in doing it by trading for bigger and better items each time on Craigslist. How many trades did it take? Only 14 trades and he is now living in a three bedroom house in Canada. The scary thing is that it only took him 1 year. His trades included a
a camping stove,
and a KISS snow globe.(Not sure if this was a trade up, but it seems to have worked.)
The end result!
A three bedroom house in Kipling, Canada.
You can check out his full story here
. Way to go Kyle, just goes to show you can make something outta nothing!