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May 31, 2017 6:15 PM

Officials say tiny homes for NH veterans provided by Lee man violates local ordinances


LEE — A Lee man who found himself homeless after serving as a Marine in Vietnam is trying to pay it forward by providing tiny homes for combat veterans, but officials are taking him to court saying he is violating local ordinances.

READ: Lee man looking to build tiny homes for the state's homeless veterans

Peter Macdonald has four mini-houses on his Stepping Stones Road property and a house that is used as a chapel.

Officials said this is a zoning violation because the property is located in a residential district. They are also concerned because they said Macdonald doesn't have the appropriate electrical or plumbing permits.

Macdonald said he is running a religious organization and is doing nothing wrong.

Macdonald argued his case at Strafford County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon.

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