NH city will pay 'Tepee Man' for property
PORTSMOUTH — The man known for living in a tepee to honor his late wife will be getting the money for his property Wednesday afternoon.
Seacoast Online reports that after years of back and forth, 65-year-old Wayne Elliott, or the "Tepee Man," will finally be getting paid $550,000 by the city of Portsmouth for his land.
Elliot was forwarded $5,000 of a $20,000 escrow payment to his lawyer after it was found that he was living without heat and hot water.
The famous Portsmouth property is at 850 Banfield Road. After Elliott's wife died, he lived in the tepee next to his home to honor his late wife.
Portsmouth City Attorney Robert Sullivan told Seacoast Online that after all fees, expenses and taxes Elliott will net $347,277 in the sale.
Elliott plans to rebuild the tepee at the Camp Seawood Girl Scout camp and plans to move from Portland.