Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The House Went That Way.

     I live in a subdivision that was built a little more than  50 years ago. Now 50 years isn't old for a house. My house was built in 1963.

     However, there are fools around who want to replace a house and build a new one. As I said, a 50 year old house is still good if it's been maintained properly. Some houses are better now than when they were built.

     At least 6 houses have been bulldozed and hauled to the waste management sites. What a waste! These structures are still in great condition, but somebody has too much money and wants a new house.

    Now last week  I noticed one of the houses loaded on a truck and ready to be moved out of town. Now this is a good idea as the materials aren't wasted.

    The sad part is that it costs about the same to bull doze the house or move it to another site where somebody wants it. There should be regulations that prevent people from hauling a perfectly good house to the waste management site.

    Now I did get some photos of the house loaded on the moving truck. The next morning at 5:00 AM it was to be moving and on the road. I wanted to be up and ready to take a photo as it was going right by my house. I was awake. I discovered that it's still dark at 5:00 Am so any photos would have been of truck lights. 






    However, sure enough the house went rolling by my place at 5:08 AM. They really move along with a house.

41 comments:

  1. I don't understand bull dozing a perfectly good house to the ground. You're right...someone has too much money to play with. I like to watch a house being moved, but I hate to get behind one on the highway.

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    1. Quite a few people have too much money to play with while many people have inadequate housing.

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  2. That's a nice house being moved. I hope it doesn't get damaged in the process but I guess house movers know what they are doing. I've seen some really tricky house moves on television.

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    1. Movers know what they're doing. this house had new siding recently and I'm not sure what was done inside.

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  3. This is something I have only seen in movies or photo's. I have only seen a bridge riding recently here but houses are built on piles in the ground and can't be moved.
    People seem to want to spent more money, a waist of money indeed to turn a house down.

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    1. I think you have stricter zoning regulations so houses are renovated instead of destroyed.

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  4. I have an architect friend who had a wealthy client from the middle east who want to bulldoze a perfectly good small mansion and replace it with his new version of a mansion. My friend refused and told him to find another architect.

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    1. Your friend is a very ethical man.

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  5. Sad to see these homes tumble. I got to ride on one being moved, it was one of historical significance.They had one near me go for $1 , but one needed to move it.

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    1. Now you should post on riding in a house?

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  6. That house looks perfectly good and attractive to me. I suppose it's not big enough by today's standards. When I was a kid we saw a house being moved going down the street and watched it and it was one of the highlights of my experiences up to that point!

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    1. This house had new siding and I'm not sure if anything was done inside . It would be about 50 years old,

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  7. this is a beautiful home and it is very sad that they are bulldozing homes like this. glad this one was saved

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    1. Zoning regulations allow such happenings.

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  8. That house looks new! I hope it was put somewhere else and not torn down.

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  9. What a project!

    P.S. I did remove the grass with a fork in a previous year. I gave myself tenosinovitus in my foot! Dumb old me!

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    1. I will have to look up tenosinovitus . I might have it!!!

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  10. My husband says that some folks have more money than they do sense. I agree with terri about getting behind a house being moved. That happened to me early one Sunday morning. We crept along for what seemed like miles with no way to get around.

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    1. How about, more money than brains!

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  11. I'm with you -- I don't understand the need to tear down perfectly good houses and build newer, bigger ones. Coming from Florida, I experienced that a lot firsthand, especially on valuable waterfront land. Here in England, there are lots of regulations affecting many older neighborhoods and you can't just knock an old house down and put a new one up. I doubt any of them could be moved, either!

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    1. Lots of your housing is very old but has been kept up and is in good condition.

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  12. When thinking of all the people who don't have a roof over their heads, this is very sad.

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  13. That is quite a lot of work to be done.

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    1. It seems with housing everything is a lot of work.

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  14. Moving an entire house is quite a common site in New Zealand where I there are similar construction techniques used to Canada for some dwellings. In the UK it would be quite impossible to move the average house in that way.

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    1. Canada has mainly detached housing so one house at a time kind of thing.

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  15. That's a good looking house. Is the area being rezoned? Are they mixing bigger, finer homes with the existing homes. Are they trying to force others in the neighborhood to sell and move?

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    1. It's a good house. The area is not being rezoned but they can build a bigger house. this is a much larger lot than most in the area.

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  16. i hope it will have a good new life.

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    1. It's certainly good for many more years.

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  17. One of the chiropractor's many moons ago.Everyone knew. Had his house moved similar this way and being a big mouth as he was. A Bragger. You get my drift. He had to have a champagne glass taped on a table inside of course. To prove he had the best movers. Really.

    And all was televised.

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    1. I must say the movers are very good. It's like our motor homes. stuff doesn't get bounced around.

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  18. We are suffering a terrible housing shortage here at the moment. Makes it hard to accept that perfectly good houses can just be dumped.

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    1. We don't have a shortage but prices are rising.

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  19. That is a really nice home. I don't understand why someone would want to tear something like that down. I'm glad it's being moved.

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  20. No one wants small houses anymore:(

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  21. Now that is something I don't see happening in Hawaii. If anything, people will just build on top of a house which is what we did and are still trying to finish.

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  22. I share your environmental concerns. I hate waste. Surely these fifty year old houses can be improved and if folk don't like their house they could sell it and move some place else.

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  23. Hi Red, Pretty amazing to see a house like that being moved. I see this kind of thing from time to time and often wonder how much structural damage a house can take while being moved. Interesting. On another topic: On my blog I recently asked, What is one of your favorite National Parks? You suggested Jasper or Banff. Your comment led to my post today on John's Island ... hope you enjoy.

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