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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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mgkz28 April 03 2014 at 9:04 AM

the floor is removed to lighten the load an all the men are inside

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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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denadmartinez April 03 2014 at 11:05 AM

all I can say is wow!

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denadmartinez April 03 2014 at 11:07 AM

they also mentioned these are amish men they live back in the early era and do not use the saemthings we use they stick to old fashioned ways of doing things

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wlh1923 April 03 2014 at 12:22 PM

Hopefully that area doesn't get much tornado activity because if it does that sucker will be heading to the upper atmosphere.

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Margo April 03 2014 at 1:44 PM

Lol...love it ....tells you a lot about Amish built quality.....!!!

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Sunshine April 03 2014 at 2:09 PM

neat!!!! and CHEAPER!!!

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crrunch April 03 2014 at 5:16 PM

How do you think they did it before machinery. Horses, ropes, humans, & logs. It wasn't levitation - well, probably not.

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khemp13146 April 03 2014 at 8:16 AM

How did they lift it?I didn't see any dollies removed when it was lowered it.

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Tommy khemp13146 April 03 2014 at 8:28 AM

Maybe someone yelled... "On three; watch your fingers!" Lol!

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adlerman khemp13146 April 03 2014 at 9:20 AM

They picked it up- didn't you look at the bottom being raised when it was moving- you could see the feet moving under the house.

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