One family's big flood buyout home was moved through town todayMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - For drivers in Fargo, your work commute could have been a little interesting this morning, while a huge house traveled right through town.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - For drivers in Fargo, your work commute could have been a little interesting this morning, while a huge house traveled right through town.
It's one of the largest flood buyout homes able to be moved in one piece.
It's not every day you see something this size, making its way right down 25th street.
Kelly Meyer/Ready to Move In: “Trying to get as many pictures as I can. “
New homeowners Kelly Meyer and her family not alone, everyone who stopped to snap a shot, got a glimpse of the spectacle spanning the entire street in South Fargo.
Dean Meyer/Moving House: “Finally getting my house out of town after about 4 or 5 cancellations due to weather.”
When Kelly's husband Dean first brought up the idea of moving one of the biggest buyout homes...
Kelly: “Oh yeah, yeah I was not on board.”
It wasn't until she realized the payoff that she gave the green light.
Dean: “There's no way I would be able to build this house for what I'm putting into it. It's by far the way to go."
The family paid $40,000 for the house, and about the same to move it, still coming in around a quarter of this huge home's $400,000 value.
Dean: “Exciting, knowing that I am making progress.”
Meyer says one of the selling points is that they could move his home, all in one piece.
Dean: “It's 70 feet long and 53 feet wide.”
Almost too big to squeeze through town, but just the right size for Dean and his growing family.
Dean: “I've got three little boys, 5, 3 and 8 months and it's a 4 bedroom house so it's perfect.”
Some of them packed in the car for a front row seat.
Kelly: “He's playing hooky from preschool, so he can see. But we figure this is a really good opportunity for him to see something he'll never see again.”
Watching wide-eyed and celebrating as their new house, slowly made its way to their new home.
The Meyer's new house will end up south of Moorhead, They hope to be all moved in by the end of June.