During quarantine, one woman decided on a pretty simple (and incredibly challenging) goal. Trade a bobby pin for a house. Her name is Demi and she called it the TradeMeProject and she began on May 18, 2020. She finished this week. She had a couple of rules: no trading with people you know, and no trading for cash.
Here is every trade she executed.
Bobby Pin -> Earrings
Earrings -> Four Margarita Glasses
Four Margarita Glasses -> Bissell Vacuum Cleaner
She replaced some screws and used nail polish remover to get some scuffs off. This is a solid jump forward.
Bissell Vaccuum Cleaner -> Snowboard
Snowboard -> 4K Apple TV
4K Apple TV -> Wireless Bose Noise Cancelling Headphoens
Wireless Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones -> Xbox 1 and two controllers
Xbox 1 -> 2011 MacBook Pro
2011 MacBook Pro -> Canon Camera w/ two lenses, battery pack
Canon Camera -> OFF-WHITE Nike Blazer
OFF-WHITE Nike Blazer -> OFF-WHITE Hyperdunk
OFF-WHITE Hyperdunk -> Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard
Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard -> iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro Max -> 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
The thing was leaking a crazy amount of power steering fluid.
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan -> V3+ Boosted Board (electric longboard)
This seems like a step back, but she had one day until the car was to be towed and it she could not get it to move. Sounds like her back was against the wall and she took the deal presented.
Boosted Board -> MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro -> Electric Food Cart
Electric Food Cart -> 2006 Mini Cooper Convertable ($6,500)
2006 Mini Cooper Convertable -> Diamond and Saphire necklace
She was told it was worth $19,500. It was only worth about $2,000. Big step backwards.
Diamond and Saphire Necklace -> Peloton V3
Peloton V3 -> Ford Mustang GT Deluxe
Ford Mustang GT Deluxe -> 2011 Jeep Patriot Sport with 140,000 miles
2011 Jeep Patriot Sport with 140,000 miles -> Wildbound Tiny Cabin
These babies travel on wheels and, honestly, I’d argue it’s a house.
Wildbound Tiny Cabin -> Honda CRV with 140,000 miles
Honda CRV with 140,000 miles -> Three tractors (valued together at about $11,000)
Three tractors -> Chipotle every day for a year, a catered meal for 50
“It’s something that no amount of money can buy,” she says.
Chipotle Celebrity Card -> An off-the-grid Tesla-powered trailer.
An off-the-grid Tesla-powered trailer -> A g*sh d*ng house