Paperclip to tiny house:
Help a college student make a series of trades from a blue paperclip to a tiny house, which she will live in while in college.
I am SUPER excited to announce that I made my seventh trade tonight!!! I traded the Macs for a Yamaha MOX6 61-key Synthesizer Workstation. A HUGE thank you to Davie, the nice gentleman who traded with me. This synthesizer retails for $1200-$1400. I am one step closer to living in my dream tiny house. If you or someone you know are interested in trading, please send them my way. Thank you all for following along. With your continued support, I'll be throwing a tiny house party before we know it!
For complete details on this synthesizer: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MOXF6
What am I looking to trade for? These are just examples. I'm open to other ideas and offers, besides these, but I just wanted to give you some examples. :)
Today I made my sixth trade! I traded the lawn mower for two Mac computers. I want to trade these two items to the same person. Here are the descriptions:
Refurbished Apple Desktop
Refurbished Apple MacBook
I often get asked what I’d like to trade for, so here’s my answer. I am open to any and all offers, but these are simply a few ideas:
I’d like to give a BIG thank you to Apple Electronics R-Us for trading with me. If you don’t end up being the lucky person who joins my journey by trading with me (by the way, you can contact me at email@example.com with your offer), or you’re looking for other Apple products, I’d highly recommend this business.
Tonight I traded for the fifth time. I traded the snowblower for a brand new Sun Joe iON16LM 40 V 16-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower with Brushless Motor. This mower came in the box! You can't beat that. Features include:
Think spring! This brand new beauty is looking for it's first home and it could be yours for the small price of $0. That's right... there's no cash involved, as I continue to trade up and chase my dreams of owning a tiny home. So, whaddya got?
P.S. Each and every person that trades with me, means so much to me. They have personally decided to help me chase my dream and I couldn't be more thankful for those who have believed in me and supported me thus far. This shout out goes to Rick, the owner of Congo Outlet. Thanks for the trade, fellow Cubs fan.
The fourth trade happened this afternoon! I traded the 26" Schwinn Frontier Mountain Bike for this nice, well-operating Craftsman 4-Cycle 20" Snowblower.
Don't break your back shoveling the snow! Trade something you no longer desire for this 5 horsepower, 4-cycle, 20" Craftsman, auger snowblower. You'll wish you had this snowblower when it snows this coming weekend, as the weatherman has forecasted. Let's make a trade!
Who would have thought that I could have gone from a paperclip to a snowblower, through trading? To be honest, when I began this journey, I didn't think I would get very far, but I have. This would not have been possible without the countless number of people who have believed in me, reminded me to be patient, and encouraged me along the way, so THANK YOU!
Today, my family and I traveled up the road to Titan Tiny Homes in South Elgin, IL for a tour. Bob, the owner, had his second child just hours before meeting us. He is a dedicated and hardworking business man and contractor and that is apparent in the quality of the homes that he and his team build. The homes are beautiful, as you can see in the pictures below. I learned how much each type of home would cost and boy, am I glad that I am trading up to earn this house. I plan on purchasing/trading up for the 20’ Tiny Home which would be around $45,000 out the door. I have a lot of trading to do so I need your help! Who would like to join me on this journey and make a trade with me?
The third trade happened tonight! I traded the Virtual Reality Headset for this awesome 26" Schwinn Frontier Mountain bike.
Look good without trying. This bike will match your sense of style and has all the features to make it your easy go-to campus or city get around. This bike is strong, lightweight, and ready for biking to the train, bike rides with the family, or getting from class to class on your campus. Ride in style with this new-to-you bike.
Want to help me get the tiny house of my dreams? You can tell your friends and family about my project and share my blog on social media OR you can help me out by trading with me. I am open to all items but here's a few ideas: An operating snowblower, workout equipment, a bass guitar, small antiques, fine jewelry, one-of-a-kind items, and unique experiences. I am not limited to just these ideas so please make an offer today! Thanks in advance for your support!
P.S. I visit a Tiny Home manufacturer in just 20 days and I am beyond excited!!!
Thanks for the trade, Kira.
I made my second trade over lunch today. I traded the "Dream" pencil for the Utopia 360 Virtual Reality Headset. Here's the product description:
Experience a world beyond your imagination with the Utopia 360° headset. It's designed to work with your smartphone to take you on a sensory adventure through 3D movies, simulated games and immersive 360° apps.
Jarrett, an Olivet student, was the one who traded with me. He shared with me that when he was in high school, he bought a PS3 for $5 and fixed it up, and traded it for a boat which he fixed up and sold for $4,000. His story was inspirational and I'm grateful for his trade. Now who would like to trade me something for this headset that will entertain you for hours? If you're interested in trading, please fill out the form on the "Want to Trade" page of this website or Facebook me.
Thank you for following this story. Please feel free to share it with your friends and family through word of mouth and social media. I am looking forward to meeting the next person that I get to trade with.
Guys, I have my first trade! How exciting! My amazing RA, Lexi, traded me this super duper cool Wooden "Dream" Pencil for my beautiful blue paperclip. She is passionate about tiny houses and dreams of having a coffee house on tiny house wheels one day. Life is full of dreams, and if you're like me, you're a dreamer. After all, that is why I started doing this whole trading thing. Do you have something you want to trade me for the Wooden "Dream" Pencil? If so, comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to share this blog post with your friends. The power of social media will expand my network for trading and help make my dream a reality. Thanks!
For the longest time I've thought that Kyle MacDonald, who made a series of trades starting with a red paperclip and ending with a house (oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com), had a crazy cool idea. If Kyle could trade a red paperclip for a house, I am confident that I can trade a blue paperclip for a tiny house, something I've dreamt about owning for a while but as a financially strapped college student, I don't have the capability to buy one.
I'm so excited to meet new people as I set out on this journey. Thank you in advance for those of you who choose to follow, share, and join this story as a trader. Would anyone like to trade me something bigger and better for this beautiful blue paperclip? YOU could be the person to own the super cool paperclip that lands me a tiny house one day!
Amber is a freshman in college, who has dreams of living in a tiny house throughout college and beyond, saving her money and allowing her to adventure and explore. Help Amber get the tiny house of her dreams by trading something bigger or better with her, than the current item that she has. Thanks for following the journey!