Need Help Moving A Whole House? Call These Guys

If you’re in the home building or construction industry, this is pretty stinking awesome. All it takes is 80 Amish picking up a house and moving it to a new foundation. The Amish are known for being hard-working, but this takes that concept to an entirely different level. It shows the efficiency and skill with which the Amish people have been associated with.

They are known for taking apart buildings board by board, saving and straightening bent nails, preserving windows and doors, etc. When they are hired to demolish a property, typically they do it for free in exchange for being able to harvest the wood so they can use it on later projects. It is pretty impressive to watch them build and take structures apart.

However, watching them pick up a house and move it to a new foundation just makes your jaw drop. A few things about the house. For starters, the inside sheet rock was removed, and obviously the foundation and flooring were removed as well. The reason behind removing the sheet rock was due to the fact that this house was going to be turned into a workshop so insulation and the like were not going to be needed. (more…)

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Taking out the sheet rock removed a good deal of the weight involved. Next, they ran 2 x 8 boards from wall-to-wall on either side, about every 4 feet. This is what they actually