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Man Demonstrates Green Home Ownership To The Nth Degree

Man Demonstrates Green Home Ownership To The Nth Degree

Tiny home designer and builder Jay Shafer.

BOYES HOT SPRINGS CA – Ten years ago, Jay Shafer downsized to an 89-square-foot house and reinvented both his lifestyle and career in the process.

Tiny homes don’t appeal to everyone, but an increasing number of buyers do express an interest in the green qualities, the “sustainability,” of homes they see. Real estate agents should be prepared to talk fluently about sustainability isues when they arise.

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