Two Dollar House Challenge

Written by evan on April 15, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Katie and I have been in negotiations for an incredible house.
1500 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, hardwood floors, basement, unfinished upstairs, marble floors, yadda yadda.

We are so close to sealing the deal, but we need $5k.

So, we are going to the online community. We are probably networked with about 2,500 people online.

$5k / 2500 = $2

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House Party
Once we get moved in, we will be having a house party with all you invited.

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Total Amount donated

Disclaimer. I tweeted earlier today, as a half humorous tweet. I mentioned that if all my followers gave $2, that would equal $5k. I got a ton of replies of people asking "how to give." So, I thought, why not. So I set this up. Ethically all monies will go towards this house, or another house that we purchase this year.

26 Responses to "Two Dollar House Challenge"

April 15, 2008 at 7:15 PM #  

I'm in! Zip zing!

Comment by Tam
April 15, 2008 at 7:23 PM #  


April 15, 2008 at 7:31 PM #  

Bless you brother!

Comment by Dan (djByron)
April 15, 2008 at 7:53 PM #  

On it's way!

Comment by reverseyourworld
April 15, 2008 at 8:02 PM #  

evan im in. only 2499 more to go.

Comment by Rick
April 15, 2008 at 8:14 PM #  

My $2 worth - don't spend it all in one place. Or, well, do spend it all on one place.

Comment by tomwhitejr
April 15, 2008 at 8:41 PM #  

OK, here you go... I am going to be hitting you up in September for the same...

Comment by Wendy Haylett
April 15, 2008 at 8:44 PM #  

I know it's stressful! I remember. About 21 years ago to the day, I was going through what you were - I remember crying! This Twitter support should make it the experience of your
life :-)

With love and support!


Comment by W.C. Fifield
April 15, 2008 at 11:22 PM #  

Submitted it to digg.

Comment by lmc
April 15, 2008 at 11:30 PM #  

hey, i'm in too. have enjoyed finding you on twitter and reading your blog! i hope you and your wife are happy in whatever new home you end up in!

Comment by Ronni
April 16, 2008 at 12:01 AM #  

Done. You should have included the option to donate more. I was thinking 5 bux then it wouldn't take it... lol.

Comment by Jonathan
April 16, 2008 at 2:18 AM #  

Count me in!

I might be the only one who had this problem, but I looked at this post for a few minutes before figuring out where the link was to give... Maybe you could add a text link someplace obvious for those of us who are a little slow... :o)

Comment by Jonathan
April 16, 2008 at 2:21 AM #  

...remember to pay taxes on this money... :o) I'd hate to end up like one of these celebs:

Comment by Mud Puppy
April 16, 2008 at 8:54 AM #  

The pup's in.

Catholic Dad
April 16, 2008 at 9:12 AM #  

I agree with an earlier poster. I didn't get the image as a link for maybe 30 seconds...

So, I doubled up. $2.00 for me and $2.00 for the "add a link" fund.

Robert Lyons
April 16, 2008 at 9:21 AM #  

Hey - we have never met, but I thought this was such a great idea, and great thing to do... I just donated... Let us all know when you get your house... Man, if the whole body of Christ, could get this, we could do a bunch of big things....

April 16, 2008 at 9:58 AM #  

best of luck on the challenge. you have my prayers and support. you guys deserve this- hands down.

April 16, 2008 at 10:15 AM #  

We helped find the house, now we will help buy the house! Good Luck

Jake and Bridgette

April 16, 2008 at 11:05 AM #  

It's in. Good luck!

Comment by Emily
April 16, 2008 at 11:25 AM #  

My husband and I just signed the papers on our first home on Monday. We know EXACTLY how you feel. I hope this helps you guys out! Good luck and God bless.

Comment by Art Gelwicks
April 16, 2008 at 11:27 AM #  

Check's in the e-mail.

Comment by Brad Ruggles
April 16, 2008 at 11:34 AM #  

Don't know you guys but I thought hey, I can help with that! I just bought a new house so I know how that goes.

Good luck and God bless!!

Brad Ruggles

Comment by mcoartney
April 16, 2008 at 11:40 AM #  

done - but seems to me the perfect house would have 2 bathrooms...maybe the donations will add up to enough for remodeling too :)

April 16, 2008 at 12:15 PM #  

Mine is in.

Comment by Chris Stewart
April 16, 2008 at 8:07 PM #  

Hi Evan,
I've been following you on Twitter for a few months now. I think what you're doing is awesome and want to do my part. So, I've set a challenge for myself and everyone else: Contribute $2 not only for yourself, but for each of your followers. I have a theory that popularity on Twitter is directly proportional to income. Anyway, I've completed my challenge and am encouraging everyone else to do the same.

Keep the Faith,

Cindy Phthisic
April 18, 2008 at 1:46 PM #  

Best of luck to you!

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