It's coming along
I bought an old house from a house mover's lot. It had been sold six (or maybe more) years previously, but it never got moved because the guy who bought it, went to prison. We bought it from the convict's sister for $15,000...probably could have gotten it for a lot less. The moving had already been paid for on it.
This is it from the house mover's website. They called it a 1900's farm house. It was the foreman's house on a large ranch near here, built out of debris left over from the 1900
Galveston hurricane that more or less wiped out the island.
Here it is as we cut out and rebuild some of the rot that occurred when the original porch was torn off, to move the house from the ranch to the mover's lot.
Considering that it was somewhat warped from being cut in half for so many years, they did a good job of putting it back together. This is the ceiling.
Here it is with the front porch added on and ready to be roofed. The old shingles (4 layers!) were removed, down to the wood, repaired wood and put on tar paper.
They are putting up the soffits today.
We also added on a large sunporch in the back and a mud room off the kitchen. It is a lot of work and lots more to go, and maybe my friend was right when he said that when you buy a house to be moved, you are just buying someone else's floorplan....you have to tear out and rebuild just about everything...but it is a very solid old house. Most of the floor joists are 3 x 12's. It looks bad now...but it's coming along.