New Zealand is the land of stunning otherwordly natural beauty, but one of the most memorable sights that I witnessed turned out to be man-made. It was day 3 of our road trip in New Zealand. We were driving towards Lake Taupo after spending a laughter-filled afternoon in Hobbiton. The sun was slowly gliding down the horizon and I couldn’t wait to reach our hotel and refresh.
That’s when amidst this scenic route, I stumbled upon an unexpected spectacle—a house on the move! There we were, simply driving down the road, soaking in the picturesque landscape when out of the blue, we saw a “House Follows” sign carried by a slow-moving vehicle from the other end. We were soon directed to stop by the roadside.
My friend and I got out of the car and waited. I couldn’t fathom what this sign could mean – was it a house carried in parts, was it a small hut, a room? That’s when it appeared at the end of the road, a colossal truck bearing a house, of all things. An ENTIRE house!!
It was a sight to behold—this house perched atop a truck, looking as though it was embarking on a grand adventure. I found myself caught in a peculiar mix of curiosity and amusement. My mind continuously echoed – there’s a truck carrying a house, a freaking truck carrying a house!
The sheer logistics were mind-boggling – the precision to get this house on the truck, the slow movement of the vehicle, the careful maneuvering along the slopy curved path. The house, this grand spectacle, inched forward with a grace that defied its size.
As the house trundles towards us, imagine my surprise to see that it had more rooms attached at the back, which were perched on wheels.
The house lumbered away into the distance, leaving behind a trail of giggles and astonished faces. And I was left with a sense of awe and a lingering smile. It was a quirky, unexpected delight—a reminder that in the most mundane moments, magic and marvel could happen.