The Cash-and-Carry House

By Kate Murphy, The New York Times
Published November 16, 2011

“The equipment has improved by leaps and bounds in the past three to five years”, said Keith Settle, president of Northwest Structural Moving, in the Portland, OR area, which has seen its business increase 25 percent annually since 2007.

Last year, Mr. Settle invested $250,000 in a new system that uses self-propelled dollies, instead of the kind that are hitched to a trailer truck.  It operates by remote control, so he can walk alongside a house while it’s being moved, making adjustments as it travels over uneven terrain.

Inevitably, it’s a process that prompts spectators to reach for their cell phones to snap pictures.

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