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.

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 Living - Title Card Tiny House Living: Two Years Later

A couple of years ago, Dan built a home for Austin and Heidi Thompson. Now that they have been in it for a while, we thought we would reach out to them and find out how they are doing. Here is what Austin has to say about tiny house living two years in:

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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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Five National Parks To Park Your Tiny House At This Winter

There are a lot of people who take full advantage of their tiny home being mobile and move it often, getting out there and seeing the country. National parks are always a popular destination for the RV crowd, and the Tiny House crowd is not much different. Although the summer months have a ton to offer the National Park visitor, you would be surprised at how much there is to do and how much beauty there is to see during the winter months as well. Although this list is not comprehensive by any means, here are five great national parks to park your tiny house in this winter.

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

A few years ago, 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 Leveling - Title Straight and Stable: The Ins and Outs of Tiny House Leveling

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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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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