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One alternative to the wrecking ball — move that home

Crews will come take your home away for free, and ship it somewhere for a new family to enjoy.

In the last 10 years, about 3,700 homes across King County have been replaced with a new home. But sometimes homes slated for the wrecking ball survive.

Tawny Davis of Nickel Bros. scours the region for homes about to be torn down in hopes of saving them and shipping them elsewhere.

She uses trucks and barges to send the entire homes to other communities, often as far as Island County, where construction costs are sky-high because it’s so hard to get materials and crews there.

A teardown a day: Bulldozing the way for bigger homes in Seattle and beyond

Davis has a simple pitch to teardown developers: Sell me the house for a dollar, and I’ll haul it away for free,…

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