Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’…Keep That House a Rollin’!

It’s hard to believe it has already been 8 months  since we bought the house in Hooterville.  Since purchasing the property, we have been working diligently on a long, long, very loooong  list of projects and goals.  It was an exciting day, indeed, when earlier this week, one more BIG thing was checked off of our “To Do” list… 
Daughter’s new modular home was delivered to the Hooterville property! 
The home site…


Our neighbor graciously consented to allow the modular home to be brought through his orange grove because that was easiest way to get it to the site we had chosen.
Our county requires that these modular homes  be off the roadways by the start of morning rush hour, 7:00 a.m., so bright and early, not long after the sun had come up, the driver was already waiting for the fence to come down so he could start moving the modular home down the dirt road through the  middle of the orange grove. 
See the truck in the center of the photo?   The modular home is the white thing behind the cab of the truck and to the right of center.


Hubby and I were following  behind as the first half of the modular home  was being trucked through the orange grove toward our property.


After they moved the back half of the house,  they started pulling the front half of the house through the orange grove.




coming through the opening in the fence, half on our property now and half still in the orange grove.




Here the 2 halves are temporarily parked and waiting for the site to be prepared.


Below the tractor is prepping the site by spreading  3 big truckloads of dirt that had been delivered the day before.


The back half of the modular home is in position and the front half is being moved into place.



They placed the front of the house a little too close to the trees  for my liking but there was an old, existing concrete slab we were trying to cover up with the house so we wouldn’t have to dig it up and that dictated the house placement, to a large degree.


The modular home crew spent about 10 hours putting the halves together, anchoring the house down and putting the siding on the ends of the house.  We opted to finish applying  the siding down to ground level ourselves because we can buy the same siding and install it a lot less expensively than the modular home company was going to charge to do it.

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We Hubby will also be building the front and back porches ourselves with the help of some friends.


Soon, the “inside crew” from the modular home company will be coming to put the finishing touches on the inside…joining the seams of the 2 halves, laying carpet, tile, caulking etc.


I thought it was kind of funny the house arrived with all the kitchen appliances already in place and all the cabinet doors and drawers  tied shut.

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Water pipes still have to be laid,   the power company has to connect the electricity, heating/air conditioning work has to be completed, and we have to have a septic tank installed so it could possibly be a couple more months before all that is done and Daughter can actually move in. 

Linking up to Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

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Debbie~ said...

What a beautiful home she'll have once it's all set up! The area looks fantastic from what I could see in your pictures, how wonderful for all of you in your new homes! I hope you share more pictures later when your daughters home is finished! Thanks for sharing, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Shari, it's looking great! How very exciting. I know you said the tree was too close, but it may give some shade to the modular which will help keep the electric bill down. Congrats to your daughter. Keep us updated on the progress.


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shari,

Wow, how exciting!! Looks like a really nice house. I like the tree right out front, it will give the house shade in the hot summer. Can't wait to see it come together.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the installation of your daughter's new home! And, good luck on the journey to getting it finished!
Have a great day!
~ Jo :-)

Anonymous said...

That is really neat! Visiting from Show and Tell Friday~

Adrienne said...

Thank you for sharing the excitement with us! Can't wait to see more. It will be a lovely home.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...


Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

Your new home looks utterly charming!

Connie said...

Love your DD's new home. If we had sold our present home, this was what we were going to do too. These homes have come a long way and are so beautiful. Once they are in place, you would never know they come in sections. I love viewing these home. We went to visit the Clayton Home Models outside of Lakeland, Florida, last Winter while we were in Florida. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

I've often wondered about the modular homes, what they are finished like inside. That is going to be a beautiful home for your daughter. How nice for you to have her so close. I look forward to seeing it finished and moved into. Hopefully your daughter will let you blog about it again.
Hugs, Cindy S

Karin said...

Wow, I never realized all the work that goes into the process of setting up a modular home. It looks very nice.