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.

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You are on this new journey. The journey of the Tiny Home Builder. You have gotten the most out of your research. You have figured out what size house is for you and you have figured out what to look for in your trailer. Now comes the time to sit down with your plans and its accompanying materials list. What? You say your plans didn’t come with a materials list? You should have read, “Tiny House Plans: What to look for.”

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After building my first tiny house, I figured out that I am not the most comfortable being up on a 13’ high roof. Fear of heights is certainly not uncommon, but whether you like it or not, you are going to have to spend some time in the air during your tiny house construction. Here is some advice on conquering (or at least lessening) your fear of tiny house heights.

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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 five Tiny House Construction Safety Precautions that will help you know how not to die while building your tiny house.

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There are many people who only live in their tiny house for a couple of years and then decide that they need a change. Some of these folks rent out their house or make a vacation cabin out of it. But some choose to sell it. If you are interested in owning a tiny house and are not wanting to build it yourself or wait the time to have it completed, then buying a used tiny house might be for you. Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware)! There are a few things to consider as you make your way through the secondary tiny house listings. Here is what you need to know when buying a used tiny house.

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Summer is here! And that means it is once again time to fire up the grill and get cooking with gas. Or charcoal. If you are living in a tiny house or are thinking about building one, you may find yourself outside grilling more often for a number of reasons. So break out the meat and veggies with these: the best tiny house grills.

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There is a fact finding mission that everyone goes through when they are starting out looking to go tiny. During this search, most people’s idea of what size they want their house to be changes a couple of times. There are definitely some pros and cons to the different sizes that are out there. Here are some of items to look over when considering your tiny house size.

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Off the Grid - Rainwater Collection - Title

Many people join the Tiny Living Movement because they are interested in saving money and/or the environment. Going off the grid is one way that you can help your pocketbook and the planet at the same time. But how “off the grid” can you really be in a tiny house? One of our biggest needs in everyday life is water. We use is for drinking, washing clothes and dishes, and for showering. Rainwater collection in off-grid systems is one way to feed your supply.  It can also allow you to keep your expenses down and even reduce your carbon footprint.

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