About Tom Bastek

Tom Bastek is the Director of Marketing for Tiny Home Builders and 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. He can be reached at tom@tinyhomebuilders.com or on twitter @tinyhousetom.

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Unless you live in a century old home, having a level house is something that most people take for granted. Tiny house owners, on the other hand, have to deal with leveling their house on a regular basis. There are many ways to level a tiny house, some better than others. Here is your guide to the hows and whys of Tiny House leveling.

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Tiny House Bathrooms are usually a main focus of a new tiny house builder which is actually funny that most people spend less than 1% of their day in that room. But that doesn’t mean that people don’t go all out and make their tiny house bathrooms as livable and beautiful as they can.  Here are five examples of tiny house bathrooms that could inspire your tiny house project.

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The Tiny House Movement is growing by leaps and bounds. Everyday more and more people think that they may want to give it a try. If you are unsure whether or not going tiny is right for you, or you just want to give yourself a double check, here are five tiny house questions that you are going to want to ask yourself before jumping in with both feet.

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Black Friday is always a conflicting time of year for us here at Tiny Home Builders. We are definitely not fans of the over-consumption that shopping days like Black Friday can lead to. Where businesses market inferior goods so that they can lower the price to entice all of us to go out at 5am in the morning (or now, 6pm on Thanksgiving Day) to get to the front of the line to buy, buy and buy. But at the same time, to build a tiny house you will likely need some tools that you don’t already have, and there are some great deals to be had on this day. So if you need something and planned on purchasing it anyway, why not get it at the lowest price? Just try to resist being pulled into the ‘buy it all’ mentality. So let’s check out the best Black Friday deals.

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Here come the holidays and you have reservations about hosting people at your tiny house. Don’t count yourself out of entertaining just because you have decided to go tiny. Laura Fenton is the Lifestyle Director for Parents Magazine and has contributed to ShelterPop, AOL, Good Housekeeping, and Quick & Simple magazine. Her article for Refinery 29 from a couple of years ago is a perfect handbook for anyone looking to have a Tiny House Thanksgiving dinner (or ANY dinner party for that matter) in a small space.

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Dan and I are big fans of going tiny, (and why wouldn’t we be – it is our business!) so a big pet peeve of ours is uni-taskers: Items that only hold value for doing one thing. When you are in the process of downsizing your life, especially if you are headed into the tiny house domain, you do not have room for the quesadilla maker. But you will make room for the slow cooker. Why? Because you can literally cook anything in the slow cooker, but the quesadilla maker is pretty much giving you just quesadillas. Hence, items like these are uni-tasking tools. With Black Friday right around the corner, here are our favorite uni-taskers that are worth the purchase. (So put them on your Holiday wish list!)

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One of the most common questions asked in the tiny house industry is “How much does a tiny house cost?” Although there is no simple answer, we will give you the best estimates and guidelines to help you plan for your tiny living experience. Here are the three ways of constructing your tiny home and the cost associated with each.

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