High rise, moving day .... the Spanish Way ...
March 20, 2017 11:27am CST
I've no doubt this system is used in other countries where there are blocks of flats and apartments..., and perhaps High rise might be exaggerating as it is only six floors... Lol Some blocks of flats have a dedicated lift to accommodate larger loads...like furniture... ours does not ... but there is another system that is very popular here in Spain, that is to hire an external lift, see post photo..., It looks like a fireman's ladder... it is extended to the desired floor, and a little platform is attached to some wheels, that then travel up and down the ladder taking several items up at once... i've just seen a washing machine go up... on one load, then two bedside tables, a suitcase, a lamp and a microwave... on another load, I suppose you have to load according to the weight limit... but it was quite interesting to watch for a couple of minutes... I went out because our dog started barking as some people were shouting instructions to one another... The owners of the furniture were standing on the veranda receiving their belongings, and then calling back down to the lorry driver to call the lift down again to load up the next lot. it's a great labour saving devise. and took a lot of the strain out of moving day ...
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