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.

Moisture 101: Mold Prevention for Your Tiny Home

Moisture is one of a builder’s biggest concerns. Water can damage wood, ruin structural integrity and even cause toxic mold which can lead to severe health problems. The good news is with weather and vapor barriers acting as your mold prevention, you will be well on your way to a safe, happy, dry environment.

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Five Tiny House Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Tiny

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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How Not to Die While Building Your Tiny House

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

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tiny-house-plumbing-title Tiny House Plumbing

One of the biggest fears that people have, when building their tiny home, is properly installing the 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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Yes, You Can Be a Tiny House Builder!

Getting geared up for another season of hands-on workshops, we love to look forward to watching the growth of people and their confidence in just one weekend. There are many people who come to a workshop just for that very reason: because they feel like they could never build a tiny house. Well, anyone who doubts themselves is totally wrong! Not just anyone can build a tiny house, everyone can. Even you! Here are just a few of the many reasons why you, too can be a tiny house builder.

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Tiny-house-workshop-benefits-title Five Benefits of Attending a Tiny House Workshop

If you are thinking about building a tiny home, or are even on the fence about it, taking a tiny house workshop can be a great help in deciding how you want to go about the project. Obviously, the information that you will obtain during a workshop is immense, but there are other reasons to attend. Here are five benefits to attending a  tiny house workshop.

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tiny house pets - title Tiny Living With Tiny And Not So Tiny House Pets

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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