House literally moving across the lake to new homePelican Lake, MN (WDAY TV) - Fish-houses may have to be off Minnesota lakes but today, many did a double-take on Pelican Lake as a two-story lake home made its way across the south-west side of the lake.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Pelican Lake, MN (WDAY TV) - Fish-houses may have to be off Minnesota lakes but today, many did a double-take on Pelican Lake as a two-story lake home made its way across the south-west side of the lake.
Using creativity, a little muscle, and cooperation from Mother Nature, crews hitched up the 50,000 pound home for a trip on the ice.
Rod Hayden, Hayden House Haulers: “Only the second time in 27 years, no other way to get it out of here.”
Ross and Mary Seifert recently bought the home, and decided to move it to their farm, on the other side of the lake, a few miles away. But with roads too narrow and trees a plenty, the Seiferts enlisted a very brave Hayden's House Haulers team.
Hayden: “The main thing is make sure there is enough ice obviously and nothing trickier than anything else, the footing.”
The ice is still about a foot and a half thick. But really? A semi-truck and 25-tons of house.
Ross Seifert, New Owner of Home: “It has been a process, I will be happy when it is sitting on our lot.”
On a lake that will soon host water skiers and bathing beauties.
Seifert: “We like to look at it as green, We are recycling rather than see this end up in the landfill.”
Across the frozen lake, the house made its way. Ice banged and boomed along the journey.
Soon, the home made it to shore and sharp angle on the public access. With the help of a tow truck, it was all systems go, and the house found a home off shore.
The Seiferts will be putting in a foundation and then be living in the home this summer. The owners of the lake home are building new on the Pelican Lake lot.