Wildwood, NJ ‘little house’ gets a new home just a few towns away

WILDWOOD — An Upper Township resident has agreed to move a small A-frame house from its current location in Cape May County north to his property, saving it from demolition.

The tiny house, which began life in 1960 as a “club for bottle collectors” according to community alliance group Preserving the Wildwoods, had been tagged for the wrecking ball after a new owner bought the land at Park Boulevard and West Bennett Avenue.

But as the Atlantic City press reported on Monday, the structure known to locals as the “pizza house” will be transported, intact, to the Upper Township by Ed Bixby, who said preserving the buildings was a personal interest.

The Preserving the Wildwoods Facebook page said the move was scheduled for Tuesday morning.

According to the Press of Atlantic City report, possible uses for the home — Bixby called it more of a “shed” than a real home — include a caretaker’s cottage at a local cemetery or an Airbnb rental.

A GoFundMe page set a goal of $18,000 for the move, but Bixby said in the report that it would fund the move and reimburse itself with all money raised.

SJ Hauck Construction, based in Absecon, will facilitate the transfer of the small house to its new destination.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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