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I was wondering if anybody on here has had a home moved to another site. I have found a wonderful 100 year old home for $10,000, that is just beautiful. The problem is the home is in northern Texas and my land is in NW Arkansas. It is a two story, 3300 sq ft. home. I've tried to find out approximately what it would cost to move something like that so far, but I've had no success. Has anybody else faced such a challenge? I love old homes, and it is an excellent value for this house. My husband says that it will cost more to move it than we could ever afford. :waa:
Is he right? :(

ps I'm also posting this question on the Countryside Family forum in case somebody there knows also. Thanks for your help.
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It is not feasible to move a house any distance unless it is in pieces small enough to travel on a semi flatbed. We were "given" a house and only needed to move it about six miles but could not because it was too large to cross available bridges. It costs a fortune to have utility companies take down lines along the way, to have law enforcement direct traffic and getting permission to use a roadway can be impossible. Country roads don't work well because bridges are too small and main roads cannot have traffic blocked. Plus, even moving a house a short distance isn't really a good idea unless it is a very sound structure and the moving people are absolute experts. Believe me you could build a $100,000 home for what a move like you're contemplating would cost.
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