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:
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.
Banana - Candle
I met up with the documentary film maker Dan Billups in Chicago and traded the banana for a new, unopened scented candle.
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.
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 Braithwaite 2020