It took a while to read the whole thing, but I finally finished reading the website that chronicled the barters of Kyle MacDonald. Ever hear of this guy? Inspired by a child's game, he started out on Craigs List and traded one red paperclip for a fish pen. Seriously. And on it went. Until he got a house.
A House. For a paper clip. A red one. But still.
You can read all about it over here.
The house is in Kipling Saskatchewan Canada, and according to his home page, he's now trading the house. For what? Depends...he seems to be wide open.
I think it's brillaint. People barter all the time. "Trade up" and stuff. So I've been wondering what I have that could be traded up until I have a car. Only I should be more specific. I have a car. I wonder what I have that could be traded up until I have a new or nearly-new way cool, energy-efficient, beautiful car that's in fabulous shape with low mileage? That's what I'm wondering today.
I have a sore throat. Sometimes when I'm fighting a bug, these are the kinds of things I wonder. Questions about the kinds of people who travel around trading things for other things. And how I can get in on some of this kind of action.
Now I'm going to veg some more of my Sunday afternoon minutes away online reading about other people who have traded up in a similar fashion, and find out what they traded for and what came of it. I barter from time to time. It makes sense to do so when you have skills and things people want. But for a house? Hmmm. This fascinates me.