Moving a Building across the Property w/ a Crane

Real Estate Agent with KW North Sound 103527

It has been crazy to say the least. Monday was a really big day in the shop build progression.

Monday, Ford Crane came to the house and boomed a 16x16 playhouse approximately 120ft across the back yard. I had to dig out the playhouse foundation to make way for steal i-beam supports - they can be seen in the video. Then the crane company setup spreader bars and started moving - a longer video is in the works. It took 2 picks to move and set the playhouse into its new home.

One YT commenter asked "but why?". A fair question. The playhouse is 16'x16' (256sf) and was situated where the new shop is to be built. The playhouse is sided with hardi-board, has vinyl windows, sheetrock, tongue and grove ceiling, and flooring so it was far cheaper to move than replace.

It went so smooth and the playhouse is back in action.

Tuesday, a tractor arrived to the property to my shock.

Then yesterday, Wednesday, the 7 trees were taken down, the sod was scraped off the build area, I did 5 dump loads off trees and sod to Reece Trucking, and the foundation rebar and driveway gravel was delivered. (more videos to come)

Oh, yea. Got a new construction home under contract over the weekend.

Today is a mess outside with snow, wind, sleet, rain and general nastiness that we're holding off any work today. Well at least as far as I know now. Anyhoo, enjoy the videos on this YouTube Thursday.

Booming the Playhouse Across the Property - Short

Moving a Building with a Crane
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a lot of activity in the yard t get prepared for the new building. At least the kids were only temporarily interrupted.

Feb 29, 2024 12:57 PM
Toby Barnett

The girls don't use it much these days since they're 16 & 17. They'd rather hang with their boyfriends. :(

Feb 29, 2024 01:00 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well how interesting, here in my part of the world something like that would be considered an ADU and a new law was passed you could sell it off as a Condo:)Endre

Feb 29, 2024 10:43 PM
Toby Barnett

People try do the tiny house ADU thing all around are area yet ever understood the tiny house phenomenon. Why live in such a small place when a RV is far more outfitted for long term living.

Plus, I'd never have someone else live on my property with me yet that is just a personal choice.

Mar 02, 2024 10:22 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Hope the truck did not rut up the lawn too badly Toby Barnett !

Mar 11, 2024 04:34 AM
Toby Barnett

It left a pretty good impression yet wasn't to bad. The lawn is wrecked pretty good from the shop construction now and its just lawn. Here in the PNW, lawn has no problem recovering.

Mar 11, 2024 09:42 AM