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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There is much to consider when you are going tiny including downsizing by pairing down your things. You favorite dog or cat does not need to be one of them. There are many people that live tiny with not only small animals but larger ones as well. Sure, you hear of folks who are moving to NYC and have to get rid of their dog, but for the majority of us, a house pet, whether they are tiny or not, are part of the family. And we will change the way we live our lives to accommodate them. Here are some great ways to help keep your space, your sanity AND your tiny house pets happy and comfortable.

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One of the biggest fears that people have is tiny house plumbing. Whether they are afraid that they are going to flood their house or just have a small leak, most people will pay an exorbitant amount of money to have a plumber come out and take care of it. But you would be surprised how easy and safe plumbing can be. Here is what you need to know to take away your fears of tiny house plumbing.

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For many people, the most common question about tiny living is, “Do I want a loft or not?” This always follows with a steady stream of, “Do I want one? Do I need to have one? Do I want to be climbing up a ladder or steep staircase every night of the week? What if I need to get up in the middle of the night? How much space am I going to save by having one?” Here is the breakdown of the pros and cons of Tiny House Lofts.

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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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or 5 Tiny House Construction Safety Precautions

When you are building a tiny house, there are many potentially dangerous situations that will come up during the construction process. Don’t get discouraged – with a few tiny house construction safety precautions and some properly paid attention, you will be a pro, build a beautiful home and actually live to tell about it. Here are 5 Tiny House Construction Safety Precautions that will help you know how not to die while building your tiny house.

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We are often asked about the tools of the tiny house building trade. What tools do I need to build a tiny house? What tools would you recommend? How can I build more efficiently? Well good news! Here is your one-stop-shop for everything tool related: the Essential Tiny House Tool Guide.

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Fathers day tool deals

It is that time again where dads are looked up to for all they do as a parental figure. And for their thanks they receive a…Tie? T-shirt? World’s Greatest Dad mug? Come on! There is so much more to the Father’s Day gift giving world! And as Dan preaches in all of his workshops, one of the best times of the year to pickup tools for your tiny house project, whether you are a dad or not. Here are Dan’s picks for the Best and Worst Fathers Day Tool Deals this year.

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