Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Moving Day

 

The end of August and start of September is often a big time for moving, especially in college towns.  This is taking the concept to an extreme.  

Bristol, Connecticut.

28 comments:

joo said...

Fascinating! Do they move this house?

VP said...

Incredible! How can they do this?

Sharon said...

I really can't understand how moving a whole house works. It just doesn't seem possible.

Luis Gomez said...

What a wonderful shot Jack!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Amazing. When I lived in Hawaii we would see houses being moved because much of the land there was owned by large companies that would only lease it on log term ground leases. When the leases would expire, if the people could not afford to to renew the leases, they would have to move the house.

But we never saw a house as large as this being moved.

Virginia said...

Can't you see the wife standing there in the yard saying, " Honey, move it a little to the left. No, that 's too far. Well now if you turn it just a little so it faces the trees. Well, maybe not. How about angling it so ......"
V

Kate said...

The concept of moving a whole house reasonably intact boggles my mind.

Malyss said...

Virginia made me smile..:o)
Possible only if the house is light, made of wood, with no foundations! impossible in France (and I'm not even talking about the administrative problems when the whole house is changing of address!..)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lock, stock and barrel eh Jack, what a great shot! Wonder where this house will end up?

Halcyon said...

Hee! I wish we could have done this with our house in Jackson...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, Virginia's comment broke me up and I can imagine the very same thing!! What a great shot and a fun post for the day! Hope your week is going well, Jack! And I hope things are drying out!!

Sylvia

Karl said...

Hi Jack, how is this possible? I've never seen such a scene! Great!

RedPat said...

It is always so much fun to watch this being done!

EG Wow said...

They must really LOVE that house to want to go to all that trouble.

cieldequimper said...

Oh lol, try to do this over here...

cieldequimper said...

Oh lol, try to do this over here...

Carolina Mts said...

Impressive house - so glad they are saving it. Hope Irene spared you!

jennyfreckles said...

Perhaps they had an overgrown garden like yesterday's house and got fed-up with it!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

I was thinking about these kind of house moves the other day. I wonder if they just rest the house down, cement it down?!

Regina K said...

I always wonder how the house faired in the long run. Did the framing hold up, will repairs have to be made (I'm sure). I have never seen it after the fact only in the process of the move like in your photo.

Cildemer said...

He he he! Amuzing shot! Makes me think of snails!

Cindy said...

That is a huge house to move! I have seen this done with smaller ones-but never one that size. Wow. You have me laughing, Virginia, I know a lady who would say just those things.

Randy said...

Must really love their home! Looks like a keeper to me.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great capture and I am glad that you were not too close! It looks like it might tip at any moment!

Bises,
Genie

Dianne said...

Oh my Jack! you would think it would collapse and tumble like a big lego house. well captured!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Is this a federal era building?

Steffe said...

Ha ha. Not something you see every day.

SRQ said...

Ha -- good one, Jack! Talk about a society on the go...