Chalk one up for enterprising, or laziness.
I saw this on ABC News World News Tonight, and found this link.
One Red Paper Clip:
"My name is Kyle MacDonald and I am trying to trade one red paperclip for a house. I started with one red paperclip on July 12th, 2005 and I am making a series of trades for bigger or better things. My current item up for trade is one year in Phoenix. Do you want one year of FREE rent in Phoenix?"
If you go to ABC's World News Tonight page, you can find a video link, but as of yet, there isn't any story link.
All I can say is Good luck, Kyle!