Friday, 3 October 2008

Planning a Move?

There goes the neighbourhood......

Gives a whole new perspective on the term "I'm moving house", doesn't it?

14 comments:

photowannabe said...

Love the statement...there goes the neighborhood...funny.
I think its so amazing how houses can be moved to a whole different place.

rosemary said...

amazing. We have a friend that moves mobile homes....always a wonder at how he loads them and then re-sets them even with a basement.

Craver Vii said...

They make it look so simple.

d. chedwick said...

Ahhh nice. in Mytown USA they still move old houses around rather than "do away" with them. the main thing is --it's costly. But if some developer wants to build condos, someone buys the old Victorian houses from him rather than see them trashed. damn those developers- troublemakers!

dabrah said...

I have never been able to understand how they manage to do that. How come the bricks don't all shake apart?

Martin Stickland said...

Don't forget to take grandma!

Have a great weekend!

Wendy said...

Ohhhh - I'd hate to move that way!

CanadianSwiss said...

Love it! And the good thing is you move furniture and all in one go :)

lettuce said...

i've never understood how this works with brick houses.... you know, what about the foundations and everything?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think it's amazing that they ca move an old house without losing many bricks. That photo is a GREAT capture. ;-) Moving a heritage home doesn't happen every day.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! That is quite amazing. I wonder if that house was originally one of those pre-fabricated ones or were they built on the plot. Obviously, the pre-fab ones are easier to move.

Nonetheless, that is an awful feat.

Shammickite said...

Reply all:
This brick farmhouse was probably built in the late 1890s to early 1900s, brick by brick, and has stood on the same basement foundation (probably fieldstone) ever since. This land has been sold for development so it was either move the house, or demolish it, and I'm so glad to see the house is being saved. I have no idea how it's done without shaking all the bricks apart. I don't know where this heritage house is headed, I'll try to find out.

Suldog said...

Lovely, and thanks for triggering my memory. I have a story to write concerning a house move, way back in 1903 or so. My great-grandfather bought a house and had it moved. Newspaper clippings and all. I've got to get to that, sometime in the next month.

Ginnie said...

I never believe people actually do this and make it work, Sham. I'd think it would NOT be worth all the effort, but apparently it is. All power to them!