CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Harry Buie, a man known to locals as Santa, is looking at where his house once stood.
While the construction is moving forward, Buie is staying with friends.
He’s eager to get a home of his own.
He says that it might not look like much, but the work is progressing.
“I’m just out here trying to get everything done,” Buie said. “I’m just waiting for electricity to come on. Finally got the plumbing in and just waiting for the inspection.”
The community is coming together to build the home for free.
They are still accepting donations to buy the materials.
His house is scheduled to be done just in time for Christmas.