Tortoise Shell Homes on CNN

Bill & Sharon Kastrinos and Jay Shafer are on CNN today talking about their tiny houses. Bill and Sharon downsized from a 1,800-square-foot home and now live in a 154-square-foot Tortoise Shell home. Bill is a contractor and as the housing market imploded Bill & Sharon traded in their big house for a tiny one and started a tiny house construction company called Tortoise Shell Home. Jay Shafer is of course the founder of the well known Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.


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4 thoughts on “Tortoise Shell Homes on CNN

  1. James NomadRip says:

    Congrats on the exposure. Tinyhouseblog is already down from exceeding bandwidth. This one took 20 minutes to load hehehe

  2. Michael Janzen says:

    Thanks. Yeah its amazing how much traffic/exposure a little spot on TV provides.

    I’m also trying to help Kent get his blog moved over to a better host. This one is sitting on a great host that can handle huge spikes in traffic like this. I can’t recommend them enough…

  3. Elia says:

    I’m looking for a tiny home but I cannot afford one I live on Ssi benefits I’m having problems where I am living and I just cannot take it anymore I have even thought of moving into my car

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