Eureka home picked up and moved to the country

By WEEK Reporter

November 28, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:15 AM CDT

EUREKA, Ill -- Eureka residents saw a strange sight moving slowly through their town Wednesday.

A house was moved from Darst Street out to a new location in the country.

Patty Jones bought the house after hearing it was set to be torn down to build a new parking lot.

The house belonged to the Eureka hospital who used it for many years as a health department.

Jones says moving a home costs between $50,000 and $60,000, and is much cheaper than building from scratch.

"A stick home will run you, even just a homeaway home, I checked this out. It would run you at least $120,000 - $175,000 for a three bedroom home with a full basement," Jones said.

Jones says her and her husband are planning to rent the house. They are hoping to have a new family in the home in about a month.

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