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59 Oakwood Ave, Summertown, Tennessee, US
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Summertown, US

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The House Is Here!

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Posted by Kelly Brown about 11 years ago

Our house was delivered to the site on May 9th.

We have the house! We met the transportation guy at the builder’s this morning about ten o’clock. After the builder was paid, he loaded it up and moved it. Watching him load the building was incredible. He has a big pickup with a long trailer that jacks up. He positioned the trailer so that the end was right under the house and would catch the skids, then jacked the other end all the way up. He then got in his truck and backed up really, really, fast. The trailer caught the skids and pushed the house up. It went up and up and up and about the time we were convinced it was going to fall over, it slid onto the trailer and he finished backing it up. We SO wanted to take a video of that.


After it was on and secured, it was off to the land. Unloading the house took considerably longer than loading it. He slowly offloaded it as he got it into position and placed the blocks under it. Once it was off the trailer he finished leveling it with hand jacks and more blocks. That was it –he left about noon. The whole process, from start to finish, only took two hours!


We have a house! It is a sturdy, well-built little cabin. Our only complaint is that the builder did put the plywood subfloor down even though we’d asked him not to. Most people want him to put that in. We can’t pull it up because it is nailed down instead of screwed, so we’re just going to have to deal with it. It is good plywood, but I still can’t stay in there very long without it affecting my asthma, so we won’t be able to sleep in it for a while.


Once the house was in position, we got to work. We didn’t get a whole lot done today, but we got the doors painted and the locks put on. The doors will need another coat next week, but one coat will hold them for now.

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