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Second-hand houses find new life on lake lots, acreages

Watch as a home is squeezed down an Edmonton street at 1 a.m. to make room for infill housing.

'50 years from now this is still going to be a solid solid house'

Watch as this home is taken out of the city and hits the road, headed for a renewed life as a lakeside cottage. 1:33

Demolition is not the only option when it comes to building a new home on an old lot in a city neighbourhood. 

Many of the original homes can be lifted from their foundations and loaded on to a trailer to find new life elsewhere.

"Three-bedroom bungalows like this are a hot commodity," says Tim Wilcox, owner of Nomad Building Movers. 

The CBC's Rick Bremness spent one night with Wilcox, as his crew squeezed the home down a city street at 1 a.m.