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Wacky idea

I’ve previously joked to my architect brother-in-law that given the relative space in my front garden (larger, somewhat wasted space) and back (smallish) garden, I should organise to have the house moved forward by 2-3 metres.

We laughed it off, but by chance I found there are companies that move houses from anywhere to anywhere, such as this mob. The cost? $50-70K. I wonder how much of that is the transport?

I suspect there’s no way it would be worth the cost and hassle.

But I guess ultimately, within reason, you can do anything you want, for a price.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

3 replies on “Wacky idea”

Inner-city house-owners who can`t go up or sideways can get there houses extended downwards. People in flood zones can have their houses raised.

House up the road from me was actually moved on the block to allow a sub-division. Just lifted, spun about 15 clicks, slightly towards the back corner of the property, and dropped back down again. Very cool, for those interested in the physical aspects of picking up an entire house and moving it.

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