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Question DetailsAsked on 1/10/2018

Can a log home be moved?

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Generally yes unless rotten - how hard it is depends on construction method and what condition the logs are in. Good condition "lincoln log" interlocking log types not so tough, pin-stacked ones you have to be more careful with because they pop apart easier - but some good bracing and strapping as necessary can make it work fine, espeically if a normal smallish rectangular "log cabin" rather than a "ski chalet" or such.

Sometimes, depending on circumstances and especially in remote areas where a large tractor-trailer cann readily operate, and especially if the interior is bare logs - no interior panelling or studwalls - they are disassembled and reassembled at the new location.

You need a House Mover with experience with log cabin moving - there is no Angies List category for that. Some log home builders (ones who prefab them and then move them into place also perform this service.

Remember to be sure you/contractor get all the necessary permits beforehand - I hasve heard of cases where people did this without permits and the building/zonging departments refused to process them after-the-fact or charged a very substantial penalty for not having them up-front.

This includes building permit, zoning approval with any variance if necessary, water and septic approval if applicable, and occupancy permit - as required in your area.

Here is a link to a somewhat related questions which also might be of interest, FYI:

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