This Feb. 21, 2016, photo shows one of several gnome homes along Fisherman's Trail in Little Buffalo State Park in Newport, Pa. (Deb Kiner/PennLive.com via AP)
Little houses need new home
March 03, 2016
Nearly 40 gnome homes have been evicted from a Pennsylvania state park. A decision change sent them packing.
Pennlive.com reports that management at Little Buffalo State Park gave permission for Steve Hoke to create the small, magical houses. That was in December. Since then, he has made 38 tiny houses. He made them in tree roots, in hollow logs and on stumps. These were located around the forest near Newport. It is about 25 miles northwest of Harrisburg.
He says the houses were a major attraction for children.
Park Manager Jason Baker tells the news site he gave the OK originally. But it was later decided the homes could affect wildlife habitat.
Hoke removed the little abodes. He was told he had until Feb. 29.
The towns of Duncannon and Millerstown have both offered to house them. The little homes will be placed in local parks.
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