Wide loads: houses on the move (26 Photos)

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  • pimp

    wtf just move a whole house

  • http://www.facebook.com/greguire Gregory Nelson Courtney

    most of the homes that are moved like this are homes that are of historical significance, like homes of political figures and artists/actors what have you. Most historical societies would pay top dollars to have these houses moved out of encroaching urban sprawl than to have them lost forever to the wrecking ball.

  • hypoluxa

    These are cool pictures and all . . . . but where are the fails? . . . I want to see the houses that never made it to "point B".

  • thatguy

    this is the new biggest craze in Hollywood. why drive an escalade when you can drive a house.

  • CanadianChiver

    If you've never seen a house moved like this in person, it is really interesting. So many challenges. As said above, these houses are typically protected by a historical society or mandate and can't just be torn down. The problem is that the property the house is presently sitting on can be really valuable / ready for redevelopment / etc. So, to develop the existing property, the house has to be moved to a new site. An old church near me was moved a few years ago. The road was being expanded and the church (historically significant) was in the way.

  • joeoby

    They'll never be the same, like wrecking a car, it will always have some sort of problem after wards.

    • northerner

      That may be true in some cases. However, if the job is done right, even with all the flexing and twisting of the structure, if it is set on a solid foundation, after refurbishing by competent contractors, and an adequate "settling" time, I would think problems would be minimal. No more so than with any old building. Probably better with a new foundation.

  • equalizermax

    Stupid Neighbors!
    I'm out'a here….

  • miniek

    most of these were made of cardboard. I'm not surprised that when a bit of breeze comes they fold like a cheap hooker who got hit in the stomach by a fat guy with sores on his face. in Europe, the houses are actually ATTACHED to the foundations by means of concrete and steel. the only way you can move them is to blow the f*ck outta them.

    • Seth

      retarded people shouldnt be allowed to talk

      • SweetAwesomeness

        miniek obviously know what hes talking about….hes an expert in blowing the f*ck outta things!

    • CMG

      In North America we have tools capable of cutting concrete and steel.

  • Beau_INAF

    So, yeah I prefer concrete masonry with stucco walls outside.

  • BongPimper

    Craziness. Calvin Hall, a huge building here at the University of Iowa was moved years back using basically the same methods minus the use of modern day equipment of course.

  • Haljackey
  • BigDingo

    random yes, interesting no

  • abalagalargaloo

    oh….u were serious about the whole house thing…i thought it would be some fat asses or something…u have failed me bob.

  • MiPo

    My house was a modular, came rolling down the street brand new on 4 tractors…Had the basement/foundation poured then had the structures mounted on top if it

  • KMM

    Those truck drivers get paaaaiiid

  • Dewald

    bloody americans….

  • Jack

    In 1957 while the St Lawrence Seaway was under constuction, our whole town,(Iroquois) and several other towns along the Seaway were moved back from the shores. The houses are still standing, and some are from the late 1800's .

  • jamie

    hey, where'd my house go ?

  • Jess
  • 1231231

    Optimus prime is not pleased.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609752697 Peter Bergman

    I once lived in a house that was composed of two houses. One had been put on skids
    and drug by teams of horses and attached to the other.

    • The Dude

      I once gave a fuck

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