The Banana/Paper Clip Challenge

My couchsurfing host, friend, owner of the company Humanergy and possible cousin David Wheatley told me about the paperclip challenge.

One Red Paperclip is a website created by Canadian blogger Kyle MacDonald, who bartered his way from a single red paperclip to a house in a series of fourteen online trades over the course of a year.

 

As I was leaving his house David ran inside and returned with a banana. “This is your paperclip” he told me.

 

My goal is to eventually trade up to a 45 ft, ocean going catamaran. Dave thinks it's quite possible so long as I'm not fussy about the colour.

 

These are my trades so far:

Photo of David Wheatley holding a banana. My first step in the Paperclip/banana challenge.

Banana

As I left Kalamazoo my friend and couchsurfing host David Wheatley introduced me to the "The paperclip challenge" and started me on my way with one banana.

Photo of my first trade. A banana for a candle with Dan Billups and Steve Braithwaite.

Banana - Candle

I met up with the documentary film maker Dan Billups in Chicago and traded the banana for a new, unopened scented candle.

Photo of Jan and Harris Shultz with my third trade. A Candle for a Tarot jigsaw puzzle.

Candle - Tarot Jigsaw Puzzle

While couchsurfing with Scott and Cheryl in Irvine California their neighbours, Jan and Harris Shultz traded the candle for a brand new tarot themed jigsaw puzzle.

A pic asking What do you have to trade?

Are you my next trade?

Do you have a trade?

 

 

These are my requirements:

 

It has to fit in the banana car (at least for now)

The trade must be done in person (Follow on bigbananacar Facebook to see where I am)

 

If you have a trade please contact me below

 

Steve.

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The Banana/Paperclip Challenge.

© Steve Braithwaite 2020

This is a photo of the Banana car and a replica of the Mystery Machine van from the TV show Scoody Doo with text Banana/paperclip Challenge.
Photo of David Wheatley holding a banana. My first step in the Paperclip/banana challenge.
Photo of my first trade. A banana for a candle with Dan Billups and Steve Braithwaite.
Photo of Jan and Harris Shultz with my third trade. A Candle for a Tarot jigsaw puzzle.
A pic asking What do you have to trade?
The Big Banana Car CHILDREN'S BOOK FUNDRAISER
This is a photo of the Banana car and a replica of the Mystery Machine van from the TV show Scoody Doo with text Banana/paperclip Challenge.
Photo of David Wheatley holding a banana. My first step in the Paperclip/banana challenge.
Photo of my first trade. A banana for a candle with Dan Billups and Steve Braithwaite.
Photo of Jan and Harris Shultz with my third trade. A Candle for a Tarot jigsaw puzzle.
A pic asking What do you have to trade?
CHILDREN'S BOOK FUNDRAISER
This is a photo of the Banana car and a replica of the Mystery Machine van from the TV show Scoody Doo with text Banana/paperclip Challenge.
CHILDREN'S BOOK FUNDRAISER
This is a photo of the Banana car and a replica of the Mystery Machine van from the TV show Scoody Doo with text Banana/paperclip Challenge.
Photo of David Wheatley holding a banana. My first step in the Paperclip/banana challenge.
Photo of my first trade. A banana for a candle with Dan Billups and Steve Braithwaite.
Photo of Jan and Harris Shultz with my third trade. A Candle for a Tarot jigsaw puzzle.
A pic asking What do you have to trade?
This is a photo of the Banana car and a replica of the Mystery Machine van from the TV show Scoody Doo with text Banana/paperclip Challenge.
Photo of David Wheatley holding a banana. My first step in the Paperclip/banana challenge.
Photo of my first trade. A banana for a candle with Dan Billups and Steve Braithwaite.
Photo of Jan and Harris Shultz with my third trade. A Candle for a Tarot jigsaw puzzle.
A pic asking What do you have to trade?
The Big Banana Car
This is a photo of the Banana car and a replica of the Mystery Machine van from the TV show Scoody Doo with text Banana/paperclip Challenge.
Photo of David Wheatley holding a banana. My first step in the Paperclip/banana challenge.
Photo of my first trade. A banana for a candle with Dan Billups and Steve Braithwaite.
Photo of Jan and Harris Shultz with my third trade. A Candle for a Tarot jigsaw puzzle.
A pic asking What do you have to trade?
The Big Banana Car