I was recently introduced to the work of a guy called Kyle, he took it into his head to trade up from one red paperclip to a whole house, and he managed it in only 14 trades.
you can read all about his journey here... http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/
I so enjoyed reading about this that I decided to emulate it, but to my horror I discovered I had NO paperclips! What am I to do?
I look around and see on my floor a single metal die, I think it's from an old board game or something, I picked it up one day cos I thought it was pretty cool, so I figure I can't be the only one who'd like this, which means I have an almost-free-but-not-quite-worthless starting point, so I looked up the local craiglist and made a post.
I probably won't do as well as Kyle did, America is much bigger then the UK, but I'm damn well going to try and get me a house, or an island, or a house on an island, even if that island is 5 feet square and half of that is sheep.