The Great A-Frame Move, Part 1

Those of you who have been following this blog know that we have been planning to move an a-frame cabin onto our land. The opportunity to obtain this cabin came up last September. After a full year, at last, the cabin is on our land!

So how does a house move work? Hopefully these pictures will give you a pretty clear idea. We hired a house moving company to do the actual move, but Steve dug the trenches under the house.

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Steve dug two trenches under the cabin using hand tools! The post and pier foundation that the cabin sat on made this possible.

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The house movers then shoved metal beams under the house and jacked the house up bit by bit, adding supports as they went.

 

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Wheels were attached to the metal beams and a semi truck was attached to the whole contraption. The house and truck were stuck in the dust for a few hours before the house movers were able to jack them both up and get them out by pulling with a dump truck.

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Then down the road it went!

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The cabin is now sitting in front of the foundation, ready for the next step, which will happen tomorrow…

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