Family sees footprint of 500th Habitat for Humanity home in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Work has started at the site of Habitat for Humanity’s 500th home in Knoxville.

The first official day of construction isn’t until next week, but there are lots of things to be done behind the scenes before the home really starts to take shape.

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The first official day of construction isn’t until next week, but there are lots of things to be done behind the scenes before the home really starts to take shape.

The Lanxters walked their soon-to-be property, trying to visualize every aspect of their new home in North Knoxville.

Over the past few days the blocks were laid, the foundation prepped, the plumbing started and the slab poured. Usually this part of a build isn’t highlighted, but over the past few months we have been giving you a step by step look at this process and keeping up with the family.

Tim and Tateanna LAnxter say they have been happy to share their story to help and inspire others and it seems like people are taking notice. The couple says they keep getting approached in public.

“They keep looking and looking. They ask are you guys the ones getting the house?”

The Lanxters walked their soon-to-be property, trying to visualize every aspect of their new home in North Knoxville.
The Lanxters walked their soon-to-be property, trying to visualize every aspect of their new home in North Knoxville.

Once complete, it will be a five bedroom house, with a front porch and lots of yard space. It’s a dream come true for Tateanna Lanxter, who has never lived in a single family home. She says she is just ready to get down to work!

“I’m going to be anxious. I won’t be able to sleep. I will be like, ‘Come on Tim, I’m ready to go!’ ”

More than 40 volunteers will start construction on September 25, and if everything goes as planned, the Lanxters will be in by Christmas of this year.

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