Interesting

Just reading the news today. Came across something pretty interesting. Some press-stopping news about a cat being let out of a bag. Huh. Do you think their source is reliable?

Kyle

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~~ Melissa said...

Yes, I am certain their source is reliable. c.e.r.t.a.i.n.

In fact, I'm so certain, I'd bet my house.

Congratulations Kyle. Couldn't happen to a better guy. :-)

Elliot said...

No comments yet??? Come on, where is everyone??

Woohooo! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Now you can trade the house for the World's Biggest Red Paperclip and work your way up to the World's Biggest House :) Well done and I hope you enjoy it.

Mathew

Anonymous said...

Are ya guna stop here, or keep a trading until you own the empire state building?

amelyn said...

Oh wow, congratulations!!! :)

It was certainly interesting watching your one red paperclip journey.

All the best!

Kanilas said...

Congatulations Kyle! I've been watching since the first trade, and I couldn't be happier for you! Have a great time with your house! Maybe even get the news networks to contribute to a "Paperclip Scholarship fund" for young entrapenuers to go to college. Great job!

Anonymous said...

YOU DID IT !

Anonymous said...

WOW i was looking through here because i just remembered the story from my friend a while back, and it turns out it's the day you make it. Congrats with the house!

Anonymous said...

so did you get a house?

Joshua Ballard said...

Kyle, Congratulations.

I didn't think it would be done so quickly, but lo and behold...


Woo! Congrats once again.

Keith said...

Congrats!!!!...

Just kinda proves that most anything is Possible, out side of *Dribbling a Football* or actually *Walking to the Moon*...


hehehe

danielsemper said...

Congrats!!!
I thought you made a bad step with the Kiss snow ball.. but.. you were right!!

I have a green paper clip, anyone would like to trade?

Anonymous said...

All that work, and he's still been upped by Junior Drama Night in the paper.

tom said...

ive been following yer thing here since the beginning i wasnt sure youde do it but you did and thats freakin' awesome dude good luck with yer future ,,,,,tom

input name said...

Props dude, thats impressive...

open source reader said...

Congratulation ! Now I may trade my house for the original red paperclip !

Scott Yarbrough said...

So, one of my buddies happens to have an island in Texas.

Well, I say "island" loosely. It's more of a small piece of land in a big lake.

And it's more like half of an "island".

But I'm definately talking him to trading a house for it.

Doug Moore said...

I think everyone is in shock...It has happened...

Doug

Anonymous said...

I have only been loosely following it, but I think what you have done is awesome, and wish you the best.

Anonymous said...

Hey kyle
This is Emilio from the previous beach bar offer. Congratulations! I have been following your quest and am really excited for you to accomplish your goal. It just took you 359 days to turn a paperclip into a house, some people take that log to build one with all the materials, some others take their whole life working and never get there. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations man

Gdog said...

Nice, congrats!!! Are you going to live and work in the town?

Come to Korea and teach English with me!
http://teachenglishseoul.googlepages.com

impressive said...

Found the page today and noticed you recently got your house. This shows anything is possible aslong you have faith in it. Good job and have a nice time with your new life:)

Arthur Embleton said...

Congratulations! I've been following your trades for some time now, but never thought you would own a house in a year.

What an inspiration.

Wyrd said...

That's awesome, man. I heard about your quest sometime either late last year or early this year on NPR.

Occasionally, I'd find myself wondering, "whatever happened to the paperclip guy?"

A little while ago, I saw a mention on Slashdot that your quest was complete.

Congratulations, dude. Not only have you done something unusual and cool, but you have managed to do it with a touch of grace and style not often seen these days. Many blessings upon your new home! :-)

Tingle said...

That guy must really want want the moive part.

cool6guy5 said...

Congrats man. Leave it to a fellow montrealer to get what he want's from a paper clip.

Anonymous said...

That is so freaking amazing. You sir are the man amungst all the little boys in this world. Congradulations guy!

Josh in Japan said...

congrats man! you deserve it! hopefully they clean it up well enough before you move in.

Anonymous said...

Congratz! I'm really glad for you!

stalks said...

You're being pretty cryptic. You yourself know if its real or not, so please be blunt and tell us the details!

Anonymous said...

What happened to the house in arizona or new mex. I forget ,but didnt you have a yr. at a house in the southwest??

Anonymous said...

I think he shredded and signed the world's biggest red paperclip a few rounds ago with Alice Cooper. ;)

Anonymous said...

Well done Kyle

Kev

lian said...

wow, congratulations!

i never would've thought this would end so fast. actually i hoped for more random items, like a stuffed shark or an enchanted sword and then in the end a moon stone which you would trade for a yellow paper clip to shock everyone!! ;)

Duncan said...

Congratulations :) Fascinating journey to read about.

Anonymous said...

Hey, congrats!! don't worry about the weather there, Saskatchewan rocks!

Keep posting, cheers :)

Karen T said...

Congratulations! I've been peeking in occasionally to see the progress. It's amazing to see what a snowball this has become. Glad to see you finally have your house!

Doug said...

This is awesome!!! This is a classic win-win-win-win-win-win-win situation; the only people who possibly lost ANYTHING are perhaps the fish pen couple, and of course Alice Cooper.

Kumi said...

Congratulations!
I'm a Japanese...I knew about you through a TV prgram in Japan. Since then, I sometimes read your blog and enjoyed. :)
I really hope you have great days with it.

KUMI

Bowman said...

how do you top this one?

Abastos Arte
Mark Bowman

Dave said...

Congratulations Kyle, an excellent project well executed. My hat off to you.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you only posted those two pdf's...

Anonymous said...

congrats man!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've been following this through digg.com, I can't believe it actually worked. Well obviously I have to believe it now, as it did! Holy Crap!

Nice!

Amanda said...

Damn.

What's next? Trading up for a political position?

~~ Melissa said...

I came back to see how many comments you've got here so far.... Since there are just a few, I think you've inadvertently conducted a study on how many people avoid clicking on PDF files (where the details of the cat that is out of the bag may be found). Funny!

I just saw the trade mentioned on Boing Boing so the masses should be arriving soon. The question is, will they click?

Anonymous said...

Kyle I have been following this from your fish pen trade. Words dont even describe how cool this is. Next time I am headed to Regina I will detour and deliver you a case of beer. You deserve it.

Anonymous said...

kyle this is awesome. a feet definately deserving of beer

Jeremy brown said...

Good work, very very good work. I loved the whole idea, and was just so happy to have now discoved that you have got a house. I am from australia, but a good friend of mine who I study with comes from saskatchewan. Good work. I am so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Awesome...
All the best luck to you and Dom...

Matt Johnson said...

What? I don't check the site for a day or so, and all of a sudden you're at a HOUSE!

CONGRATULATIONS! You ROCK!

Can't believe you got it there within a year...pretty awesome.

So when does the one red paperclip movie start filming and who is going to star you?

scribbler said...

I don't understand how you went from an afternoon with Alice Cooper to a Kiss snowglobe??? Are these things worth a lot of money???
Very cool idea, this whole trade up thing. Fun to watch the progression. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

congratulations :)

frankie d said...

Friend, you don't even realize the significance of this. You've just dealth capitalism a crippling blow to the kneecaps followed up by a haymaker to the jaw. Proclaim it far and wide, the world has been changed this day.

Sean Perkey said...

Awesome Kyle! Congrats! You're one hell of a good guy and we all wish you the best!
Have Fun with all that ensues!

Leslie said...

Oh Kyle, I'm really happy for you and Dom. Good Luck in Kipling!!!

Jwe said...

That is simply the most amazing, most fun thing I think I've ever heard of.

Congrats Kyle, have a blast in your new home.

Anonymous said...

Great bit of business!

Congratulations!

JeKa said...

Kyle, congratulations!

Dominic said...

Holy smokes! Congratulations Kyle. You had me worried with the Kiss snowglobe, but you really pulled it off. Well done.

rage_against_the_caffeine said...

Outstanding. Cangratulations Kyle!

Chris said...

OUTSTANDING! So proud of your idea and determination - it is inspiring.

You will have an opportunity to take some excellent Great Plains landscape photography there!

Enjoy the small town community and atmosphere - I truly believe the best people in the world live in places just like that town. Appreciate them.

Brenda Meridith said...

!!!! Win a condominium !!!!

Go to www.dahomeypublishing.com/blog for details.

Luke said...

Congradulations! I think I might just try that! I have a black paperclip!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kyle. Truely inspiring. What do you think of your new home town?

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic journey. Good for you.

Adam Clare said...

I find it amazing that a town went to such lengths. Congrats!

The Liberal Avenger said...

Don't leave Fair Mont Royale!

Easton Ellsworth said...

Incredible. What a great lesson you've taught us - that small things can lead to great things.

John said...

That red paperclip itself is probably worth a new house by now... ;-)

Richard Hutchinson said...

Fantastic. Well done.
Now only if I could do this.

elisabeth said...

Congratulations, Kyle--I hope the town is ready for all the people who are going to show up for the work day on that house.

I have to confess, I'm a bit disappointed--it's been fun following your adventures, and now this particular journey is ending.

I hope the town is fantabulous!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Wish you all the best!!!!!

Anabel said...

This is simply amazing. Congratulations!

Sergio said...

Congratulations Kyle.

Your well deserved reward is nothing compared to what you gave us in return: the proof that ANYTHING is possible when you have a vision and the guts to do it.

Rat said...

But does this mean that the entire town of Kipling will appear in Corbin Bernsen's movie??? There goes the budget...

Anonymous said...

Sweet Dude

Anonymous said...

congrats!!! I have a blue paper clip if anyone has a beach house in the hamptons they wanna trade....

-gonz
http://equalsopposite.com/word/

Anonymous said...

Thats very inspiring. A guy in Niagara Falls is also doing the same thing: www.onlineniagara.com - congrats man!

Jake said...

That is awsome - congrats!

M. Smith said...

All I can say is that is SO Saskatchewan:)
Congradulations! I hope you find it was all worth it!

Jeremy said...

Congrats, but now what do we do?!? Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all happy for you, but I'm a little sad too. Kind of like when you reach the last page of that great book. You know the story kind of continues on, but the book is finished.

Erica Marie said...

Wow.

A friend of mine just emailed this to me with a subject reading "you wont believe this"

I almost don't.

Your year long quest from a paperclip to a house has not only baffled me but im sure it probably pissed off my boss since I should be working right now.

In any case, way to go man.

PS: I signed your Alice Cooper Petition since Love it to Death is my favorite album of ALL TIME.

tim said...

Wow, congratulations!

I've caught wind of the story some time ago, but a /. update revealed that you went through with it successfully! I hope you enjoy your new house, and throw one hell of a house party! The whole internet's invited! ;)

Congrats on beating all the critics and shit talkers, and proving to everyone that, specific details omitted, it is possible to be housed and warmed by a red paper clip.

-Tim

Anonymous said...

Way to go Kyle! And the house is so close to my new in-laws, we could come over for sunday tea sometime? When you have some furniture. Or some cups. Or some tea. A big congratulations on creating another north american "biggest something" alongside a road. There aren't enough big things beside roads if you ask me. Especially in the prairies.

Zach Stevens

Joshua said...

Congratulations Kyle!

I'm very happy for you. It's been a fun ride to watch.

Good luck in whatever comes next.

jennifer said...

Congratulations!!!

ILikeMoneyToo said...

First of all congratulations. Very cool and impressive.
However, I am sorry, but I just don't get it. First one guy sells pixels for a dollar and then you trade a paper clip, granted a red one, for a house. Please help me understand.

maria said...

Wondeful Kyle!

I knew you could do it.

Marie

syawal said...

congrat to you... any picture of the house? maybe you should make a welcome ing party sponsor by someone??!!
congrat again

syawal from malaysia

Queen Mama the First said...

WOW! I am just totally impressed by you, Kyle. My son is your age and is also a guy who says, "Never say never." Congrats on the house (is it nice in SK?), and I hope you and Dom will post some photos of the new manse once you've moved in! Looks like a nice little house.

A big "high-five" from the great state of Colorado!

Vince d'Eon said...

Kyle

I've followed your story since the beginning. You have taught us that tenacity and a sense of humour can get you just about anywhere.

Congratulations!

PhoenixFiresky said...

Amazing. I am in awe. I bow to your great wisdom, Oh Jedi Knight of the Paperclip. (For the record, I voted for the golf tournament, but hey, you can't argue with success!)
Congratulations!

DarrellH said...

This is awesome Kyle!!!! Can't wait to see more of the story! The party, the move in, etc.

Did you know that this is at the top of Digg.com right now?

http://digg.com/tech_news/It_s_Done!_One_Red_Paperclip_Guy_has_got_his_house.

Best of luck in the future!
Darrell
http://DarrellH.org

Justin-Josef Angel said...

Mazal Tov!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. This is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Right on Kyle...Cya in Sept!! It's my birthday!

Anonymous said...

Um... "funtential"?

Does the deal say you HAVE to live in the house in this town?
if so, I'm wondering if this is really such a great deal.

Anonymous said...

what? really? very anticlimatic way to announce this phenomenally amazing news!

wow, congratulations! but how is Kipling, Saskatchewan going to be in a movie role? :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kyle and Dom,

You met some very cool people on the way and it was a lot of fun to watch for us.

enjoy.

tylerni7 said...

Wow I can't believe you made it! And it has on ly been a year! It would take longer to buy a house normally. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! congrats! that is so awesome that you reached your goal!!

derzornigemarkus said...

totally crazy, but i love the story. wish you all the best in your new home!

Sieker said...

That's just amazing! Congratulations from me :D

Anonymous said...

Excellent! What a trip! Cool..Kyle...cool! Didall the stars align or what!

Anonymous said...

You are awesome. We are not worthy.

I first heard your interview on NPR, I believe, and was confident you could do it - there was no stopping.

I have two hopes:
- That you don't get taxed.
- That some captain-of-industry takes you on to manage asset valuations and aquisitions.

Congratulations!

Gregory said...

I feel so out of the world that I didn't stumble upon this site sooner (I only just today read about it in the CNET announcement about the house).

Simply the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! MUCHO congrats Kyle. They seem like a great town to live in too (I'm in dusty hot Los Angeles)..

Mazeltov! (sp?)
Gregory

Jack said...

Congrats Kyle!
You make us believe everything is possible in this world.

You probably can't read russian,but anyway,here is one of the main russian news sites and it just posted your story on the main page http://www.newsru.com/world/08jul2006/srepka.html -you'll recognize the pictures:)

Jack.

Anonymous said...

shocking! how awesome! goes to show money insnt everything. wel like you kyle.

xXxcxXx

Lauren said...

Congratulations! I just heard about your quest last night (Friday, July 7, 2006) so I guess I'm a bit behind in world internet news, but as a new resident of Canada's West myself, let me be one of the first to congratulate you.

As for the feeling of relief akin to finishing a marathon, I'll let you know what that's like after I finish my first 42.2km race tomorrow (Sunday July 9). Way to go, and I'll be sure to share your story.

lauren.parks(at)gmail.com

TJ said...

Nice work dude!

Giovana said...

I think this is the first time I've posted voluntarily in a blog. And the reason I'm writing is no different from anybody else's here, I just wanted to congratulate you because this was one of the funniest and most original ideas I have ever read about.
If I could give you one advice ( not that i know much about anything, after all i'm only 17 ), I would tell you not to stop. Now that you are known, use the publicity of the "one red paper clip" for something else, for another project or even to get a great job in... I don't know... Google, Dreamworks, anywhere. You're creativity shoudn't be wasted.

Congratulations again! Bye ;)
Giovana

PS: I'm afraid I won't be able to attend your party since I... well... live in Brazil lol. But I hope you have fun!

PPS: I know... I write too much

mattyfu said...

Congrats, looks like a beauty of a house too!

Jack said...

Dude, that is SICK. But, unfortunately, I can't open the pdf files because my version of adobe decided to kick the bucket on me. Congrats on your success.

P.S. I recently posted my internet project on digg. It includes a pretty funny video and a sense of humor similar to yours. I think you might get a kick out of it. Check it out at www.destroymyvirtualboy.com, and leave a comment on my blog about what you think of it. Thanks for the cool story, and good luck with the house.

Cian Connellan said...

I'll trade you that house for a silver peperclip

Bruce said...

Congratulations... now what?

Anonymous said...

Congratulation.
you did got a house finally.
I hope you get new house in other country.
Pls Start from Blue paperclip hehe

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kyle, you are an inspiration to the world at large, and you worked your f'n hinder off, so I salute you.

-Jason of Muncie, Indiana

Josiah said...

Wow congrats this is a massive achievement! It's funny when you think about it one red paper clip for a house.

World Cup final tommorow!!

Check out my blog at http://the-soccer-locker.blogspot.com

Trust me you wont be dissapointed, I put alot of work into it :)

hans said...

I'll trade you Dutch and European Union citizenship for the house!!
Ofcourse we'd have to get married for that in Holland.

Hans (-:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kyle. Been watching for some time now. So what is next now that you have the house? What happens to this blog?

godLOGIC said...

oneredpaperclip.com has been consistently blowing my mind for a year. Its' wild success fills me with joy, yet leaves me with a yawning void... what next?

e said...

It's been a fun journey to follow.

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congradulations man that's really soething, But I guess you're not gonna trade the house since they're even erecting a monument and all that. What happened to the island? lol

Anonymous said...

You have really created an entirely new market. Well done laddy...

Stu Hood said...

way to be man...

GENIUS!

thehealingroom said...

Right on!
I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog, your humour and your writing style.
What's next?

Justin said...

I would have never guessed that you would have achieved your goal with the incredibly small amount of trades it actually took (much less the items). Congratulations man!

Anonymous said...

An amazing story. Can't wait for the book.

Yuval said...

Congratulations!!!

If a red paperclip can be traded for a house, surely the world can live in peace and without hunger.

Truly an inspiring story Kyle, thank you.

Blues blue said...

I will give you one blue paper clip for that house...what do you say?

Nakaga no Tama said...

Complete congrats! Although now i no longer have the adventures of one red paperclip to live vicariously through! :) Good Luck and enjoy your house, everyone I know has been following your journey!

Anonymous said...

hahaha!
Bien joué!
J'aurais pas cru que ce serait faisable en si peu de temps!

+++

vicz X said...

Hi There Kyle.

WAY TO GO!!! Greetings From Vicz X

Randy Pearson said...

I was getting to think that you were not going to make it. But I am glad that you did. It just proves that anything is possible.

Randy Pearson
Rocky Face, Ga.

gerrard said...

Ah, so that's where Kipling is...

Anonymous said...

Congrats! And i thought i was doing well with mine, a match box to a guitar, lol. Well done man. Have fun in your new abode!

Daz

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! The internet is amazing eh! I can't wait to see some pictures of your new place!

Congrat's again!
Mark
www.verbalblock.com

Tom said...

Props to you man. Good on you! It's been a great pastime watching the trades progress.

Anonymous said...

Just inspiring. Congratulations and good luck.

PAStheLoD said...

congrats! :)

Anonymous said...

way to work it man. seriously... well played!

Charlie Jr. said...

So now what that you have achieved your goal??? Maybe a Leer Jet??? A state maybe???

Danny Bullough said...

Well done Kyle!!!! Hope you enjoy your house. :D

Bulla UK

Bulla said...

Well done kyle you not trying for a better house or that island? lol good luck and well done :D

Bulla said...

Well done Kyle and co. Hope you enjoy the house, Good luck and Congrats !!!!!!!

Rodrigo Policarpo said...

dbYAY!
Good job Kyle!!!!
You've gotten your house!!!
I haven't gotten mine yet though :(
If someone has something to offer me, please visit my site:

www.clipeazul.com

Thank you!

Rodrigo Policarpo

theshellieshow said...

Two thumbs up Kyle! What a plan...

Andrew Luetgers said...

This is a great example of how a seemingly impossible notion can become a rock solid reality and its made ever more possible by the expansion of the internet. This idealistic dream seemed laughable when you traded for a dirty old tooth brush but its proven to be an impressive insight; an insight that can be taken advantage of by other idealists, dreamers, thinkers and average citizens of the world. To all of them you have proven that "it", whatever it is, can be accoplished. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

The journey you've travelled to achieve this goal has not only taught you, but all of us, that anything is possible if only you put your mind to it.

I've lived in Kenosee Lake which is very close to Kipling. In fact, I've lived in lots of places in Sask-a-bush. It's quiet beauty is calming. It's massive sky is entertaining. And the mosquitoes will eat you alive!!! hee, hee.

All the best to you and yours!
AL in Prince Rupert

Pete Marriott said...

Dude! You are my hereo! Because of you I can't doubt anything ever again. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Anonymous said...

...wow, bravo!!!! Have been following since the beggining! Here's to hope, and a dream! Congrats friend!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kyle,
I have a black clip I do not need anymore. Do you want to trade your house for it? It could be much more useful than the red clip you initially had, it is just much cooler. If you are interested just contact me by placing an announcement on the first page of your blog... to check that it's me and not somebody stealing my excellent trade, my gmail account contains 6 letters, starts with a, ends up with s, and was created on the 9th January 2005. It contains 349 e-mails right now.

Anonymous said...

Congradulations! You've done something most people would have regarded as impossible just over a year ago.

Anonymous said...

Good job Kyle, well....we will miss you here in Montreal but good luck to you and Dom.... She probably need lot of credit for that unbelievable project.

Congratulations again and thanks for the wonderfull and fabulous entertainement journey.


Hugo!

Donutx said...

This is the most amazing thing in the world. Congrats man!!

Anonymous said...

En españa ya se habla de tu historia. Porque no intentarlo te cambio tu casa por un clip amarillo :P

Anonymous said...

WOW! congrats. i've been watching since u were on Attack of The Show on the G4 network. On the MMO i play, i did the same thing. didnt work out the same though. but u seem like a nice guy and im happy 4 ya. now im ganna try the same thing.(if it works out the same i'll make a website.)

CONGRATS!!!!

zmanzero said...

well done kyle. an amazing adventure. enjoy your house. :)

El Argentino said...

Felicitaciones flaco, desde Argentina!! La verdad que es gratificante tu labor. Segui asi y esperamos mas de vos.

Anonymous said...

Kyle,
this is the rockingest project in recent history. I sincerely hope you keep this webpage up. I used to teach economics and this is a brilliant tool to teach with.
Best,
Adam, Kankakee, IL

Anonymous said...

One Red paper clip and all people in the world can hope and get anything they want.....WOW.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations

I too am shocked it took so little time: but that town really seems to like you.

It's a little disappointing to see it over so soon (would've been great to see you trade a ferrari or something), but great work.

Scheherazade said...

"We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." --Oscar Wilde

Congratulations to you dear Kyle for never taking your eyes off the stars.

Enjoy your new home...enjoy your new life.

Anonymous said...

hats off to you Kyle, i grew up in Kipling, (and couldnt wait to leave). I hope you enjoy it, and your house.

Anonymous said...

I just read about the story on Yahoo tonight. What an ingenious idea to take to reality. Its amazing how creative some people are in life.

Anonymous said...

WooHoo...the power of attraction!!
Way to go Kyle. Good luck with the book.

Anonymous said...

This goes out to Donald Trump...Kyle is the type of guy you need to hire!!!

Kyle you're hired!!! bravo buddy

sudbury ontario chick...

Amber said...

WOW!
This is amazing..goes to show that if you really want something, you can get it.
Congratulations! =)

Heather and Dan said...

What a neat planet! We're thinking of staying to see what happens next.

Congrats!

franko said...

can I come and stay the weekend? I'll trade you a silver paper clip for one weekend at your new place!

Brad Givens said...

Man, what a journey. Just caught you on CNN this afternoon. Today was the first I'd heard of this adventure of yours. So, this is what you do now, after you spend some time in the house, sell it and donate the money to charity. You are a celeb now, use that to do good things. Call up Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, they can give you some advice/assistance.

jill Davis said...

Kyle: you have inspired all my students at Everett Community College in WA- WOW! What fun we have had watching your idea grow - and Hats off to you for achieving a dream! It goes to show that when we set an intention- the whole universe conspires to make it happen- thank you for the joy you gave us all with your most fabulous idea...if you are ever in Seattle- I would love to put you up for awhile! A million thank yous for all your inspiration! Have a blast on your next adventure and be sure to let us in on it! J. Davis

Norman In 'Seattle said...

THAT'S AWSKATCHESOME!

Andy said...

U give new meaning to the term - anything is possible- congrats

Anonymous said...

ltYeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeera boy gwannnnnnnnnnn yaaaaaaaaaw

Anonymous said...

AMAZING....
i WISH YOU GOODLUCK IN YOUR HOUSE>.... i have follow you since the beginning.....


GREEETSZ FROM HOLLAND

Mike Grenville said...

Bravo! You had a vision and made it happen. This is a great example of what you can do if you set your mind to it. It should be taught as an example in schools.

Lorraine in England said...

Amazing!! Just a year to achieve this, congratulations Kyle. What a great adventure for you and with the support of so many people around the world. Somehow it restores some faith in human nature, mans inhumanity to man withers slightly with such achievements. Best of luck in your new home.

Louise from NYC said...

Congratulations, brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Awesome dude.... Totally awesome. Never thought it would be possible... Irish.

Anonymous said...

congratulations,
you've been on radio in Belgium this morning (Classique21, 5th better radio in the world)

Anonymous said...

Impossible! You pulled it off....

You can do better than a house... You said something about a house on an island... Go for it! You know it's possible!

Anonymous said...

Go for the ISLAND dude!!!!!!!
Congrats from Shane in Australia.
You were just big news on our national news!

SL said...

Awesome! Congrats!

tatey said...

Well done mate do you think you are going to start all over again with one blue paperclip?

Anonymous said...

Saskatchewan?
Rudyard?
Anywhere?
How long before ya move out?

Hannes said...

Cool idea, Kyle! ... And a gorgeous example how creativity can change life. Good luck for your future and have fun with your house! Hannes, Austria, Europe

Anonymous said...

That was a brilliant idea! I can just imagine the really cool history of the whole adventure you went through in this whole story, must have been the adventure of a life time! I come from Montreal and am really proud to know someone from my home town has gotten this far with just a red paper clip. Shows the world what one can do with a dream!
Line Levesque
Now living in Cambridge, Ontario.
Good luck with the rest of your adventure!

Shelly said...

Awesome job, Kyle!

I first heard of your story at an awards assembly for Native Youth in our community. The Director of our Boys & Girls Club was one of the quest speakers and he shared your story with us. His point, of course, was to let the kids know that nothing is impossible and to never give up on your dreams and that big things do come in small packages.

Way to go! I hope you are very happy in Kipling.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, it's amazing that in this day and age, bartering is still alive and well. Enjoy your humble abode, you deserve it!! Hey you even made local newspaper front page headlines, way to go!

Elizabeth
Worcester MA

Philip Lafeber said...

Congratz. To make you even happier, I think you will like this; your story isn't just news in Canada (oh, and that country to the south of you called the USA, by the way) but it's really international! Just now it was on the radio in The Netherlands (http://www.3fm.nl).

How'bout that?

Regards,
Philip Lafeber.

sczepp said...

Way to go. You stuck by it to the end. This is a darn good story!

Bruingirl said...

I just found out about your project on Yahoo news today. What an interesting concept! I LOVE the fact that you were able to do what you did, via the communities like blogger.com and CL....ah yes...good 'ol CL.

It's really amazing to hear about how someone could start w/ a red paperclip and work himself up to a house! Why didn't I think of that?!?!?!

Well, congratulations! I'm looking forward to your book. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Kyle! Good luck in Kipling! It's a pretty good town. I lived there with family for a year when I was a kid. Say "Hi" to Uncle Frank for me! Stacey.

Anonymous said...

congrats man u did it
u should be proud of yourself
and thank God for this accomplishment in your life
God Bless YOu

Anonymous said...

Awesome is not enough to express my feeling and surprise. You really proved the meaning of value-added transactions and it's the finest example for we all to rock the traditional trade systems so blocked with old structures.

Now we should all try to find the way to trade with virtually any items, which will have for sure a suitable owner to trade with somewhere else, just find the item, find the owner, get the trade!!

anyone interested in building upon this idea drop a line to ci130@hotmail.com, will follow it up.
THNX

Tamara Rosen said...

Kyle, what a fun and inspiring American dream story! All the best to you and Dom. I'm mailing my snow globe to Corbin today!

Best wishes from Los Angeles!

locomotive said...

Kyle, you are obviously an inspiration to the world. You are an incredible person that's taught me much about business, bartering, the value of possesions, human relations, a vision turning into reality...the list can go on.
Anyhow, I'd love to send you a tee shirt as a present. It's not much, but hey...I would be honoured.
You can view the peices at www.locomotiveclothing.blogspot.com

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