Many of us are probably familiar with the concept of trading up. Find a good furniture deal on Craigslist, refurbish it, sell it for a profit. You know how it goes. Well, this couple took trading up to a whole new level when they turned a cactus into a sprinter van.
In 2019, Deanna and James saw a free cactus tree on Facebook Marketplace. Sensing an opportunity, they cut down all the branches and re-potted them for resale, which ended up netting them about $1,000. Not content to simply take their profits and run, they kept doing it, took the resulting $3,000, and – pivoting from the cactus industry – bought a vintage camper van.