Evacuate people and animals, and don’t forget your house!

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Evacuate people and animals, and don’t forget your house!

This house is reminiscent of the flying balloon-house in the animated movie Up. But this moving house actually exists and can be seen in Kompong Loung, Pursat province.

Posted on a Cambodian page named Variety of News, the photo features a man on his motorbike, amazingly steering his entire wooden house with his family member inside. The picture attracted Facebook users from all over the world including people from Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines, and earned about 20,000 likes. The photo has been shared more than 3,000 times, while at least 400 Facebook have dropped their thoughts in the comment box.

Most people expressed admiration for the creativity of the man in the photo. Some were amazed by the movable house because they believe it is a new way to put homeless people in housing and protect their property.

Australian Kevin Woods commented: “Certainly one way to move and avoid the floods or if you get sick and tired of your neighbours!” Some Facebook users still doubt that the moving house really exists and are trying to find out who it belongs to.

Haris Amarasinghe from Sri Lanka asked: “Oh, what is this? Is that real?!”

Although the picture looks funny more than anything else, a few viewers gave a lot more meaning to it.

Little Orphan Bird for example said: “I think it represents that life is moveable,” whereas Thea Cambodia commented that “Whenever the floods happen, it causes troubles for people.”, assuming the family was trying to evade floods with the movable house.

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