'Literally' moving home!
Spot what looks out of place in this picture if you're a Brit? Yes, that would be THE HOUSE driving down the main highway! I still remember the first time I saw this after arriving, I literally could NOT believe my eyes. When some people move home here, they quite 'literally' move home...lock, stock and barrel. This single wide trailer home on the move is a relatively common site, but I have seen far larger homes on the road here. Including homes which are full blown, individual old wood framed 2 storey homes, literally lifted off their foundation and moved miles to a new site. Of course this is only possible because it's a wood home and not brick. Which is why you don't see this in the UK, as we have few wood construction only homes. The 'trailer home' concept has also been something of a revelation to me. I have always heard the jokes about 'trailer trash' etc, but I have been in some amazing new double wide trailer homes that have really impressed me! Having said that, I still prefer to be in my brick home living as I do in tornado alley, and coming from that 'brick built mecca' known as the UK. I have to say though, having a Police escort to move house is pretty cool and it has to save on the (un)packing, surely?