old appliances are usually really heavy so makes sense they'd still be there , no one would have any use for them
A reasonable, ethical view of a subject often ignored by collectors blinded by the alure of finding "treasure".If I were to remove something from a house or building I do not own or have explicit permission to do so, I would not post on the internet what I did and provide pictorial evidence. Just saying.
Hi Jwpevahouse,When people say "abandoned house" do they mean no one owns the property? Or is it someone's property which isn't being used? If someone owns the property they legally own it's contents as well. What is the legality of going on someone else's property and taking things? If people throw something in the trash anyone interested can legally take a discarded item. however, if they leave something laying around their property it's still theirs and taking it would be stealing.
My brother and I leaned that leason early when we went in an uninhabited old house, took some things and the owner found out later on. We were just naive kids but we had to return things to the rightful owner.
Like I said before, this particular home, in particular, was owned by the state who took it a long time ago for a highway that never happened, and therefore since it was not marked, I can access it. The state doesn't care about the contents of the house or even the house itself, just the property. Plus I wasn't the only one who had taken stuff by the looks of it when I got there. I rescued valuable local historical things like that hand fan and those tickets from decay. More or less, I just took many pics and didn't take much, although I could have since I would be allowed to. As I said, I always make sure it is non-marked state or town land where I can access and find stuff. If it is not I will either try to get permission or not access it. Trespassing isn't applicable when it is not marked public land and I pay the taxes for it.If I were to remove something from a house or building I do not own or have explicit permission to do so, I would not post on the internet what I did and provide pictorial evidence. Just saying.
I’m 64 and from a small town here in the south and when we were young we would roam the deep woods in the fall and winter
(No orange on BTW!!). Old county roads long since abandoned and grown back to Mother Nature barely visible, we would walk. We would find old turn of the last century houses also going back to dust, but searching them and the surrounding forested hills and gullys were a treat. Fruit jars, porcelain pans and buckets. Old pulleys still hanging from a tree over wells and cisterns lined with bricks. We would find old news papers that lined the rooms of some houses….. grown over with wisteria. I just reminisce. I agree now a days it is a lost art, and dangerous and since they don’t build houses like they used to, “old houses” will no longer exist.
Ditto on the fine line of “finding stuff”. Be careful and respectful.
And that is why if I do get a dump on private property we ask permission.This is a very relevant topic for bottle collectors, trespassing. Who hasn't found a dump on private property? The temptation is just too much, restraint gets thrown out the door. The worse offense is diggers who leave open pits, frowned on by most serious bottle diggers but an offense abused by some. So, if you have to dig on private property, be responsible.