In 2005, Canadian blogger Kyle MacDonald hit the headlines by bartering up his single red paperclip into a two-story farmhouse over the course of 14 transactions. Inspired by the successful quest, 29-year-old Demi Skipper from San Francisco has set out on a journey to repeat history.
With a single bobby pin in her account, Demi intends “to make one trade at a time, starting with a bobby pin and ending with a house.” As crazy as it sounds, she has already made a fair amount of solid transactions and is nowhere near about to slow down.
Since Demi launched her Trade Me Project account on TikTok, which follows her through what looks like the coolest project to have hit the media during the pandemic season, it has already amassed 3.8M followers and 24.7M likes. Let’s take a look at how she has been doing so far and it may well change the way we look at a lonely hair clip nestled in a sofa crack forever.
Demi has set out to see whether this single bobby pin can lead her to a house through a series of trading transactions
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