Love your house but hate your lot? If you have a whole-house moving company pick it up and move it, you won’t even have to pack up your stuff!
For anyone who has ever suffered through the agony of a move (towers of boxes, miles of packing tape, untold numbers of annoyed friends), it seems like the ideal solution: just take the whole darn house, beds and all, and plop it in another location Little needs to be done to the building’s interior, and indeed, some homes remain completely furnished.
Whole house movers (as in companies that move the whole house) get called in to save historic properties, to raise homes in flood zones, and to put new foundations, basements, additional rooms, and cellars under existing homes.
Moving an old home to a new location instead of tearing it down is the ultimate act of recycling — it keeps tons of building materials from going to the landfill.
Before you get too excited about not having to pack up your stuff when you move, consider speaking with a whole house moving expert about the following::
- Your house may have to meet building codes in the destination town.
- You’ll pay to take down and put back up anything that has to be raised or moved along the route, like utility poles and overhead power lines.
- Cost can be an issue though much of the cost of moving your entire home depends on how far it needs to mive, and whether there is a clear path to your destination that is free of obstruction
Whole-house moving also works in the other direction, too. If you like your lot but want to add a second house, you can buy a surprisingly affordable moved house from companies like Kunkel Moving and Raising in Seattle WA.