Oftentimes, when a person moves they pack up the belongings inside their home to be transported to the next. In one instance, a Seattle couple is also taking their house with them when they relocate.
Beth Koutsky and Jacques Whites 1924-vintage three-bedroom home will be moving with them in a couple of weeks to new location about a mile from where they currently live, reported the Seattle Times.
Moving an actual house is not a new idea. However, it does make relocating a bit more complicated. Streets have to be closed, no-parking signs have to be set out well in advance, and arrangements have to be made with power, cable and telephone utilities, the Times said.
Even a city arborist gets involved, checking to see whether any trees along the route need to be trimmed.
While this vintage home wasnt built as a portable home, some are. The number of consumers opting to purchase a prefabricated house because of its affordability and eco-friendliness is rapidly increasing. They are constructed off-site and delivered to the property of the owners choosing.