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Band of men pick up and move entire house by hand

Band of Men Pick Up and Move Entire House by Hand

A group of 80 men in Pennsylvania teamed up to help their neighbor move. However, it's likely not what you're envisioning.

'They lift an entire house in just five minutes, they carry it using sheer manpower alone, following Amish customs, no machines can be used. So they hoisted it onto that concrete base.'

The man who says he took the video wrote on Facebook it happened while he was looking out the window and drinking a beer.

One person even suggested he upload the video to YouTube, saying it would go viral, and he was right. The video posted on YouTube is at 18,000 views and counting. The person who uploaded it wrote, 'Have you ever seen 80 Amish pick up a house and move it? Only in Sparty PA.'

it is an impressive feat. The men pick up the house like it's made of cardboard and move it onto the foundation. The relocation was complete in less than six minutes.The house might have a few scratches, though.

'The bottom of it did get a little dinged up, but no serious damage done.'

'An incredible effort by those guys.'

Incredible effort, indeed - we're not sure our office would fare quite as well.

Check out the full video here:

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bubbiedoodles April 03 2014 at 5:46 AM

The Amish are an amazing group. I have always respected them for their beliefs and their work ethic. It's a shame there aren't more like them.

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Gordon April 03 2014 at 8:09 AM

Could be a meeting house, not a habitation.

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abourge458 April 04 2014 at 1:24 AM

Joseph: "Guy, GUYS... The number on the front door says 957 not 157. We grabbed the wrong house !!"

Joseph: " We gotta bring this back! "

Micah: " When I saw those electricity outlets, I tried to tell you, but would you listen? Nohhhh!""

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gnobie01 April 03 2014 at 7:53 AM


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adlerman gnobie01 April 03 2014 at 9:21 AM

Amish women aren't airheads like the rest of America.

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spdy65 April 03 2014 at 7:04 AM

I find it nearly impossible to get two or three friends to show up and help do little projects.

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JTalltrees1 April 03 2014 at 6:55 AM

Amazing what manpower can do together!

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kay April 03 2014 at 6:41 AM

Imagine if the house isn't affixed in some way on the concrete slab how far a tornado will move it.

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adlerman kay April 03 2014 at 9:22 AM

Pa. is not tornado alley.

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rothhammer1 April 03 2014 at 6:33 AM

Very impressive.
Neighbors helping neighbors.

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Tommy rothhammer1 April 03 2014 at 8:32 AM

Yeah, nice. Unless they were evicted from the community! Lol!

"Brother, we've decided you don't meet our standards any longer and we are evicting you from the community. Oh and one more thing; you now live on the other side of town near the railroad tracks."

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vicwithag April 03 2014 at 6:27 AM

My wife and I went to their frams in ( Bird in the Hand Pa ) it is amazing I think it would be a better world if we all lived that way .....

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rothhammer1 April 03 2014 at 6:25 AM

Mobile home?

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Cindy rothhammer1 April 03 2014 at 8:11 AM

No way, they build their own stuff, and they build it to last.

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