The Box Turtle

The Box Turtle


Tortoise Shell Homes and Bill Kastrinos just introduced their latest model called the Box Turtle. Also known as Model 1 on their website. The shed style roof has the unique capacity to be “cynched” together using two units to give a conventional looking roof line and 260 square feet. The finished home would be 8′ x 32′.

The “Box Turtle” can be bought as a do-it-yourself unit for $7,500 or complete with fully insulated, vinyl double-pane windows, French front door, 1/4″ fir wood-paneled walls, vinyl flooring. The bathroom has four foot shower, toilet and wet sink and an energy-efficient tank-less hot water heater.


This model is designed for optimum efficiency and economy. Permanently mounted on a trailer, so you can take your tortoise shell with you wherever you go. The completed price is $17,500.

Tortoise Shell Homes now offers three distinct models. Model 1 “The Box Turtle,” Model 2 “The Desert Turtle,” and Model 3 “The Galapagos.” Quality built tiny houses either complete or a choice with Model 1 and Model 3 as a do-it-yourself project.

Box Turtle Floor Plan

Completed Desert Turtle

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