9OYS Living Local: Town of Windsor


9 On Your Side’s Living Local series continues with a trip to Bertie County.

The houses were created and featured on the DIY Network Show, ‘Tree House Guy’s’ and gained popularity instantly.

Each house is built in the base of a tree and one of them has a tree running through the middle.

Met with some doubt at first, the houses were an instant hit.

“Some of those same people that told me we were crazy told me that you are smarter than we were,” said Billy Smithwich of the Tree Houses.

Booking is sold through September, so if you want a chance to stay in one, act fast.

Also, its almost been 2 years since flood waters ravaged Windsor and left the town underwater.

Hurricane Matthew dumped feet of rain, causing the surrounding rivers in Windsor to overflow.

The town essentially came to a halt, losing businesses and homes.

The Mayor says he’s proud with how people have handled the situation.

“I believe they’ve been pretty patient, I think I would be very frustrated, and of course some of them are, but it has happened to us before and we did know how to proceed,” said mayor Jim Hoggard.

The town says is looking toward the future, but will learn from the past.

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