Several years ago, smashed avo started making international headlines. A polarising debate had sparked regarding the housing affordability crisis faced by many young Australians. Was a humble serving of smashed avo on toast the barrier to home ownership…or was there more to it? The nation was divided…and the Smashed Avo Project was conceived.
The goal of Smashed Avo Project is simple, to barter from a single serving of smashed avo on toast to a house in a series of trades. Founded by Queenslander Jake Falkinder, the project has been running since 2018. Jake recently made his 9th trade – for a rare gemstone he traded 4 x tickets to Earth Frequency (plus a cheeky drink with Tijuana Cartel after their show).
So if you missed out on tickets to this year’s festival, this could be your chance!
Yesterday, John expressed some interest in the current trade (which is four tickets to the sold out Earth Frequency music festival).
Here’s what John had to say…
Love the project you are running and would love those tickets.
On offer is what we call ‘BELLINGEN BLISS‘
It’s a weekend away for two people in a resort-style house in Bellingen for 2 nights with Champagne and Organic Local Produce Basket on arrival. Attached are some images of the house (and obviously not taken for marketing 🙂
But it wasn’t only this beautiful house John has to offer…there’s also this to sweeten the deal…
Today, I met Paul in Queensland’s epicentre of live music, Fortitude Valley, to make a trade!
I promise you this is not a man-crush speaking, but Paul was literally one of the coolest guys I’ve ever met. A super friendly chap (and patient too, given that I drove around the block 3 times while he waited) who happily took the time to meet me on a sweltering hot Sunday with his family in tow. A real good egg.
I guess it comes as no surprise that Paul also has a cool-as-heck job. He’s the driving force behind a four day music festival called Earth Frequency, a four day festival taking place from the 14th to 17th of May at Ivory’s Rock here in Queensland.
Am I’m stoked to say that Paul swapped…wait for it….
Recently an avocado beer was launched here in Australia which pretty much broke the internet. The first batch sold out within days, so I contacted Jeff, the head brewer at Grass Knoll Brewing to see what all the fuss was about. Here’s what he had to say…
I received a Facebook message back in late September from a lady named Wendy. Her sense of humour grabbed my attention when she jokingly offered her husband or grandchildren in exchange for Item 7, the alto saxophone. Not surprisingly, Wendy quickly retracted her offer…with her tongue still planted firmly in-cheek!
‘…oh wait, that’s illegal, and the sax was be for my Husband’s 60th birthday so after 35 years I’d like to keep him…well maybe not after he starts playing it…’
You may have noticed I’m a big fan of social experiments.
So when I saw internationally acclaimed photographer Hugh Stewart’s latest project, I felt compelled to drop him a line.
Hugh is a portrait specialist, having photographed some seriously salubrious celebs including Johnny Cash, Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, Leonardo Dicaprio, Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, the Duchess of Devonshire….and slightly less notable, this guy holding an avocado.
A lively chap named Chris put forward this offer for the current item, the 9 carat gold ring:
….it’s a tile from the Titanic’s main Smoking Room. They had to be perfect, so they ordered about four times more than they needed. These excess tiles were used to cover the floor of the White Star Lines Offices until they went bankrupt. Has a photo of Smoking Room in background framed photo, the tile is attached to, along with the story.
I’m was feeling a tad porky after eating my bodyweight in glazed ham on Christmas day, so it was a pleasant distraction to receive a ‘ping!’ from Scotty in Kingscliff offering a new item in exchange for Item #3, the surfboard traction pad. Turns out Scotty also has a little case of the post-Christmas blues, receiving a gift that he doesn’t have a use for right now.
I’m sure I’m not the first to admit that as a frequent Gumtree user, it’s hard to refrain from being a complete smartass when enquiries like this come through. I mean, why would it be listed if it wasn’t still available….