Moving into a new home is a time-consuming process of planning, packing, and then digging through boxes to find something you shouldn’t have packed. Some people, however, have managed to cut out one of the more crucial steps of relocating – actually buying a new house – by shoving home sweet home onto a truck and dragging the whole thing along with them.
Barges make better transports in some cases, like moving a Tudor-style house from Hunts Point, WA, to Vancouver Island:
House moving is not a new industry, but it is certainly an interesting one. Companies like Nickel Bros., Dziuba House Movers, and Structure Movers Hawaii offer their services to help homeowners transport entire edifices to a brand new location. Naturally, it takes a lot of careful logistics to jack up a house and carry it away, but with the right collection of equipment, beams, hydraulics, and cold determination, professional house movers can get the job done right.
Here’s an old house at Brown University in Providence, RI, being moved by Gary Sylvester’s Building Movers & Excavators:
Monster Moves, a show that documents outlandishly large moving jobs, sent cameras to follow Ron Holland House Moving, Inc. as they carted an old Trinity Lutheran Church 12 miles across Iowa:
House moving is often expensive, but with a lot of research and planning it’s sometimes possible to move a recycled house to a fresh location for less than simply buying a new place. Plus, you might not have to move any furniture!