Here is how we scooted Heaven over a few feet to prep it for the trailer and the ride to her new homestead.
The following pictures are the first of an exciting ride that will hopefully include a crane lift before it is done if our timing is good.
So many variables, including our temperamental truck to pull her with.
Now for the trailer.
End view with the porch detached
Nice end view of Healen’s Heaven on the skates.
A bit of perspective on the size of the house.
Next door you see Rodney’s Retreat looking on.
See how the front porch folds down for shipping.
This method has moved over 80 houses, in fact these very skates. Thats why they look so beat up.
The tiny skate that does the job is built from short pieces of beams, some 8″ wheels, and 4 straps.
Another perspective on the house with the same person, Raul, at the other end of the house.scoot
Here is a nice shot to show the size difference between Heaven and Rodney’s tiny house. His is 5′ longer and 1′ wider but it feels much bigger already.
Here is Rodney looking on as Helen gets her trailer in place.
Here is a different angle on how she sits. It is about 4 inches offset to compensate for the extra weight of the tall wall.
Her you can see how she is slightly off center to compensate for the heavier bigger wall on the right side.
My own design for a double axle on the rear with two dually axles shortened and put side by side rather than behind each other giving me a wider footprint, thus more stable but also a flexing trailer for the road curves.
Nearly close enough to kiss.
Here is Heaven on a trailer ready to be moved in the morning, and then lifted up into the air where the birds can see.