Kyle MacDonald traded a red paper clip and wound up with a house

Paper Clip House / Kyle MacDonald

Paper Clip House / Kyle MacDonald

Kipling, Saskatchewan – Kyle MacDonald of Montreal traded one red paperclip for a house in Kipling located at 503 Main Street. It all started when Kyle posted a notice and photograph of the red paperclip on his blog on July 12, 2005. Over the next year he made 14 trades including an afternoon with Alice Cooper, and a trade of one KISS snow globe with Corbin Bernsen for a role in a movie. Fourteen trades later on July 12, 2006 he traded the movie role for this house in the town of Kipling Saskatchewan.

Kipling (pop 1,140) was named for author Rudyard Kipling. It’s an agricultural town, located about out 90-minute drive from the cities of Yorkton, Regina, Estevan and Weyburn.

Corbin Bersen wrote and directed a movie starring the citizens of Kipling, called Rust. Plot line from the movie’s Facebook page: As a crisis of faith rocks his lifeʼs calling, former minister Jimmy Moore (Corbin Bernsen) returns to the place he called home half-a-lifetime ago. Very little has changed in this small farming town … except for everything that heʼs ever known. He returns to find a community reeling from a recent tragic fire that took a familyʼs life and placed Jimmyʼs best friend in a psychiatric prison…” Here’s a Youtube teaser for the movie:

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503 Main St Kipling, Saskatchewan


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