About Tom Bastek

Tom Bastek has been on the tiny bandwagon for years. In his spare time he enjoys improv comedy acting, pinball, LEGO building, bowling, craft beer and the New York Jets. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and his hound Josie, who takes up most of the bed.

Tiny-House-building-mistakes-title The Five Biggest Tiny House Building Mistakes

Let’s be honest here: we are all human and we all make mistakes. And knowing that, you can prepare yourself for some of them, and there are others that you are just going to have to learn as you go. But in the interest of hoping we can all share knowledge and prevent a few of the biggest mistakes from happening, here are the five biggest tiny house mistakes that you will encounter while building.

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Tiny House Decks

With one of the coldest winters we have had in a while in full swing, there is no better time to dream about hanging outside on our deck. One of the biggest ways to expand your space in a tiny house is to live outside of it as much as possible. Tiny house decks are definitely a great way to help you bring your living space outdoors and make your home feel even larger. Here are some great tiny house decks to help inspire your designs.

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choose builder Tiny House Builders: How to Choose One

Choosing from the many Tiny House Builders can be a daunting process. But with a little know how and a lot of research, you can find someone that you will be able to trust and who will get the job done properly. Here are five questions to ask yourself to help you choose the right tiny house builder.

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tiny-house-travel-title The Pros and Cons of Tiny House Travel

Even though the average tiny house owner moves their home only once every few years, there are still some people that go tiny so that they can travel. So why a tiny house and why not an RV? Why not buzz around in your SUV and pull a Tear Drop? Here are the pros and cons of Tiny House Travel.

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lessons-building-tiny-house-title Five Lessons Learned Building My First Tiny House

This time last year, Dan and I embarked on a shed style, tiny house shell for a customer. Dan, of course, has been through this a time or 20, but for me, this was to be my first tiny house build. I was excited and anxious to see the man who I view as the “Zen Master” of tiny house building, Dan Louche, in action. There was much for me to learn so now that we are complete. I thought I would share my top five tiny house lessons learned.

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Tiny House Movement - Title The Growth of the Tiny House Movement

For those of you who are unfamiliar, the Tiny House Movement is the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. Some of these people buy their tiny house and some choose to build their own. The reasoning behind people wanting to build tiny is normally one of three reasons: To save money, to simplify their life and to help the environment. There are both pros and cons to going to a tinier way of life. But how has that movement changed over the last five years or so? Here is a little more insight in how the landscape is changing, mostly for the better within the tiny house movement.

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