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Box Truck Film: A Reuse & Tiny House Fusion

A campaign by Alex Eaves

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  • Alex Eaves June 5, 2017

    Hey everyone,  so much has been going on with the Box Truck since the last update:


    • We’re almost done with the kitchen and we have a sweet reuse for the sink.  We'll have a photo once it's complete. 
    • We’re in the midst of waterproofing the bathroom, because, yes...there will be a shower.
    • We’ve finished numerous accessories, like the coffee table and shelving.
    • Two of our executive producers have come out to help work
    • Sophie came to help work on the roof and kitchen.


    • Vera came down to help build the composting toilet.


    • We fulfilled our Name in the Truck reward

     

    • We brought the Box Truck to an event at Massasoit Community College in Canton, MA


    • Our T-Shirt design reward will be released soon along with a second design for non-backers.
    • The truck is about 77.7% done with the majority of things being decorative and plumbing related.


    Want to see the truck?? Here are the next few Box Truck Appearances:


    • June 24th - Hanover, MA / ReStore 1st Birthday Celebration
    • June 30th-July 2 - New Paltz, NY Tiny House Freedom Festival (Click here for more info)
    • July 9th - Stoughton, MA / The Blank Space This is the first public showing of the truck where it’s all happening: Stoughton, MA (Click here for more info)


    As we finalize the truck, we are still in need of some specific things. In addition to money (to help with the final building and all of the upcoming filmmaking expenses), there are some non monetary items that we need. The list is below, but please see the right hand side of our page for more details on how you can help. And if you can share the project with friends and family who aren't yet involved, we'd love it!

    - speakers

    - SD Cards

    - 100 foot Extension Cord

    - Solar Shower

    - Paint Brushes

    - Adjustable Window Screen

    - 2 Burner Hot Plate

    - Orange Fabric

    - Auto Speakers

    - Yeti Cooler

    Thanks everybody. We truly appreciate your support with our project. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason


  • Alex Eaves April 27, 2017

    Hey everyone, this is Alex here. So I'm sitting here in the Box Truck in a Whole Foods parking lot, working at the desk with a small solar light on, drinking a Virgil's Orange Cream Soda, eating some granola and IT.IS. AWESOME. I am just so stoked on what we are doing. And we're not even done yet...


    I started writing that last night after a very successful event in Hanover, MA. My nephew Will has been helping Deek and I with the Box Truck for his high school Humanities Project.  Last night, the students were presenting their projects at the school and of course, we had to bring the truck. My nephew and the truck were definitely a hit! Let's hope his grade reflects that. Ha.


    Alex's nephew Will and Alex

    After this showing and last week's Vermont Home and Garden Show appearance, our team is putting the truck back in the work site and we're more than ready to make the last push forward. The response that we've gotten at just the partially built truck has been phenomenal. It's hard to put into words how it feels when you overhear people saying things like, "Wow, this is beautiful," or "I could live in this for sure" after having worked on it for months in cold, cramped, and dirty conditions. Even after we started well under our original goal and things have taken longer than expected, we're well on our way now and the truck and follow up film are going to be awesome! 


    The truck parked outside The Blank Space


    We're about 60% done with the truck build (finishing the bathroom and the kitchen are next), but things are moving faster and everything is starting to really come together. Maybe it has something to do with the weather, longer days, the amount of coffee we drink, I don't know. And many any other aspects of the project are coming along too. More rewards are being fulfilled and some of our backers have come out to help with various aspects of the project like painting, giving their input on the build and helping install a better stereo in the truck cab.


    Karen McGarity


    Casey Johnston

    Stay tuned! In the next few weeks, we'll be releasing a short video trailer for the project and our backers will be the first to see it.


    Also, one last thing. We just want to make sure that everyone knows that our April 1st update about the Box Truck Tour was an April Fool's Joke. Many of you got the joke, but we know from talking to some of you, a few of you didn't.  I guess that means we did a good job? Ha. We thought having a tour visiting Blockbuster Video stores (that don't exist anymore)  would be obvious enough . I think if you go back and read that post, you'll see all of the fun we had with it. But take note, all of those crazy city names are real! And Deek and I are actually taking the truck to New Paltz, NY for the Tiny House Freedom Fest at the end of June. So, there was a small part of reality in that post after all.



    Thanks everybody. We truly appreciate your support with our project. And as we still haven't met our original goal, please continue to share our project with your friends, family and social media community to help us reach it. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason


    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com


    Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/613432312163988/

    Alex's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/stayvocal


    Deek's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/derek.diedricksen.small.houses.cabins


    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse


  • Alex Eaves April 22, 2017

    Hey everyone,
    We have some exciting news. The Box Truck team was asked to attend the Vermont Home and Garden to show off the progress of the truck. And well... we're here!


    People are stoked with the progress and we definitely are too. We can't wait for you to see it! And if you're anywhere near the Burlington area, we'll be at the show until tomorrow at 4pm. Here are the event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1479520498737994/


    Well, that's it for now. Thanks for your continued support of the Box Truck Film. Please continue to share our project on social media, email, and text to help us reach our original goal. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen with this project. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason


    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com


    Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/613432312163988/

    Alex's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/stayvocal


    Deek's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/derek.diedricksen.small.houses.cabins


    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse


  • Alex Eaves April 1, 2017


    Please read our official press release below for full details and tour dates.


     

     

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Alex Eaves

    info@boxtruckfilm.com

    781-311-0311

     

     Blockbuster Video To Sponsor Box Truck Film Tour


    Reuse expert Alex Eaves and tiny house builder Derek "Deek" Diedricksen team up with rental video giant for a promo tour of their “Box Truck Film.”

     

    Stoughton, MA, April 1, 2017 – Alex Eaves, a Reuse expert and filmmaker and tiny home builder Derek “Deek” Diedricksen are teaming up with Blockbuster Video for a screening and promo tour of the Box Truck Film (working title), which will be co-directed by high school basketball phenom, Jason Kimball. This partnership has been months in the works, as the team set out to drive to all 50 states.

      

    Eaves and Diedricksen will be transforming a box truck into a mobile reuse education center and living space, combining their knowledge of reusing discarded cardboard pizza boxes and tiny houses. This second life for the truck will provide a unique educational tool for people of all ages, except for toddlers without glasses, to see the benefits of reusing for people, our planet, and our wallets and how they can reduce waste in their own daily lives. At each stop, the truck will be in the parking lot of the Blockbuster store for tours, while Diedricksen and Eaves lead talks and a screening of the film inside.

     

    “This is gonna be so cool,” Diedricksen says. I can’t wait until the first night. I’m totally going to rent Mighty Ducks 3 on Beta after the screening!”

      

    And growing up a huge Blockbuster fan, Eaves is beyond thrilled. “It’s like my high school dreams are coming true. It’s so perfect. Most Blockbusters are really close to Circuit City, which is where I get new tapes almost every day.”

      

    The tour will begin and end in Massachusetts, where both Diedricksen and Eaves live. In between that there will be quite the journey. Tour dates are below, but you can get updated info at boxtruckfilm.com.

      

    TOUR DATES

     

    • June 26: Stoughton, MA
    • June 27: Bald Head, ME
    • June 28: Nashua, NH
    • June 29: Burlington, VT
    • June 30: New Paltz, NY
    • June 31: Providence, RI
    • July 1: New Paltz, NY
    • July 2: Intercourse, PA
    • July 3: New Paltz, NY
    • July 4: Columbus, OH
    • July 5: Hell, MI
    • July 6: Santa Claus, IN
    • July 7: Orland Park, IL
    • July 8: Imalone, WI
    • July 9: Des Moines, IA
    • July 10: Embarrass, MN
    • July 11: Sioux Falls, SD
    • July 12: Zap, ND
    • July 13: Big Arm, MT
    • July 14: Cheyenne, WY
    • July 15: Beer Bottle Crossing, ID
    • July 16: Tacoma, WA
    • July 17: Eugene, OR
    • July 18: New Haven, CT
    • July 19: San Diego, CA
    • July 19: Pie Town, NM
    • July 20: Nothing, AZ
    • July 21: Salt Lake City, UT
    • July 22: Honolulu, HI
    • July 23: Boulder, CO
    • July 24: Worms, NE
    • July 25: Kansas City, KS
    • July 26: Tulsa, OK
    • July 27: Oatmeal, TX
    • July 28: Waterproof, LA
    • July 29: Little Rock, AR
    • July 30: Frankenstein, MO
    • July 31: Memphis, TN
    • August 1: Hattiesburg, MS
    • August 2: Unalaska, AK 
    • August 3: Atlanta, GA
    • August 4: Jacksonville, FL
    • August 5: Coward, SC
    • August 6: Toast, NC
    • August 7: Lexington, KY
    • August 8: Booger Hole, WV
    • August 9: Roanoke, VA
    • August 10: Scratch Ankle, AL
    • August 11: Accident, MD
    • August 12: Wilmington, DE
    • August 13: Washington, DC
    • August 13: Newark, NJ
    • August 14: Sheffield, UK 
    • August 15: Norwell, MA

     


    About Alex Eaves

     

    Alex is a reuse expert who embodies the reuse lifestyle. In 2018, Eaves began what he calls “the reuse life;” avoiding disposables and finding reuse solutions for his needs and wants; except for anything that starts with the letter f. The following year Eaves began giving talks and leading workshops around the U.S. In 2014, he became a certified Master Metroid Player by the Nintendo Institute and a year later he released the documentary, REUSE! Because You Can't Recycle The Planet of The Apes, But They Tried And Did Alright. Since the release, Eaves has traveled the U.S. extensively for screenings and naps, including a month long nationwide tour. The film has been viewed in over 20 countries and has been nominated for multiple film festivals. Eaves is also the creator and owner of the award winning green certified reuse apparel brand “Put A Green Leaf On It.” Alex grew up in Norwell, MA and now divides his time between Massachusetts and Yugoslavia. Learn more at www.alexeaves.com  


    About Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

     

    Deek is a professional tiny house builder and has been an enthusiast since 1947. He has hosted and designed numerous TV shows for The DIY Network, The History Channel, Mad TV, and was the recent host for HGTV's "Tiny House Builders.” Deek has taught hands-on building workshops around the US since 2017; runs the YouTube design channel RelaxshacksDOTcom (with over 10 subscribers); professionally builds tiny houses, tree houses, and backyard offices for clients, and is the author of Berenstein Bears and the Humble Homes. His specialty is building with salvaged and repurposed leaves, often in creative, colorful, and whimsical ways. Deek is a longtime Stoughton, MA resident and is the 2016 Stoughton Pinball Wizard!  Learn more at http://relaxshacks.com/ 

  • Alex Eaves March 21, 2017

    Hi everyone, we just wanted to let you know that the Box Truck has been confirmed for its first official event: the inaugural Tiny House Freedom Fest in New Paltz, NY. Both Alex and Deek will be speaking too. So, yes, now we're definitely going to be working faster! And this is only the beginning...


    This event that starts on June 30th seems quite fitting too, as Deek's birthday is June 28th and Alex's is June 29th.

    And to all of our friends in the Tiny House community,  the festival is looking for more people to come out with the houses. Hope to see you there!


    Thanks for your continued support of the Box Truck Film. Please continue to share our project on social media, email, and text to help us reach our original goal. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen with this project. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason


    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com


    Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/613432312163988/


    Alex's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/stayvocal


    Deek's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/derek.diedricksen.small.houses.cabins


    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse

  • Alex Eaves March 10, 2017

    Hi everyone,
    Before anything else,  we're still waiting for some of your responses to the reward surveys that we sent out. If you didn't see the email, please search your inbox (or maybe spam folder) for the subject "Your Box Truck Film Reward." Thanks! 


    So, as the snow comes down on top of the truck this morning, it's a good time to recognize the various situations that we deal with. With super busy schedules, we have to be ready to work in any conditions and at all times of day. And since we got back from California in February, we certainly have. It's cold. Its snowy. It's hot. It's warm. It's snowy again. It's crazy. But, we're making it happen!




    But even when Deek and Alex are traveling, the project goes right along with them. Last week, Deek was at a tiny house convention in Georgia, where he took some time to promote the film. And Alex was at a waste management conference in Wisconsin, where he connected with a totally new audience, many who are now supporters of the film.

    Also, we wanted to let everybody know that we're in the homestretch of the core building of the truck and now it's on to the furniture building and decorating. That said, we have to send a big shout out to Bill Wilson and Fuller Craft Museum. They just gave us a second batch of really nice cedar from the museum's original build in the 1960's. Below is a glimpse of how we're using it in the truck.




    Well, that's it for now. Thanks for your continued support of the Box Truck Film. Please continue to share our project on social media, email, and text to help us reach our original goal. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen with this project. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason


    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com


    Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/613432312163988/

    Alex's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/stayvocal


    Deek's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/derek.diedricksen.small.houses.cabins


    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse

  • Alex Eaves February 15, 2017

    Hi everyone, Alex here. This is just a quick update to let you know that Deek and I are both now back from our successful work excursions in California. While we were together out there, we filmed some inspirational dwellings for the Box Truck Film at an amazing "reuse resort" in Joshua Tree.


    This house was made of 7500 glass bottles!


    Another update: We've started painting the inside of the truck! 


    And lastly, here's what happens when we have to remove snow off the roof of the Box Truck: 

    https://www.facebook.com/stayvocal/videos/vb.535323456/10154303383913457/?type=2&theater

    Thanks for your continued support of the Box Truck Film. Please continue to share our project on social media, email, and text to help us reach our original goal. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen with this project. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason


    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com


    Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/613432312163988/

    Alex's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/stayvocal


    Deek's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/derek.diedricksen.small.houses.cabins


    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse

  • Alex Eaves January 24, 2017

    Hi everyone, 
    Exciting news! We got all the plywood that we needed (and a lot more), so that part of the ceiling is done and the painting can commence!

    More exciting news! Both Deek and Alex are heading to California! Alex will be on a screening and promo tour for the REUSE! Documentary and Deek is doing a Tiny House building workshop in Los Angeles. Alex will actually be speaking at that event too. The flyers for the events are below and it would be great to meet some of you Californians in person if you can make any of the dates. Check out reusedocumentary.com and relaxshacks.com for more details.

    Also, we're still waiting for some of your responses to the reward surveys that we sent a couple of weeks ago. If you didn't see the email, please search your inbox (or maybe spam folder) for the subject "Your Box Truck Film Reward."






    Thanks for reading this and for your continued support! Please continue to share our project on social media, email, and text to help us reach our original goal. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen with this project. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.
    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com


    Alex's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/stayvocal

    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse
  • Alex Eaves January 15, 2017


    Hi everyone,
    Hope you're off to a great 2017! Here's the latest from the Box Truck Film camp:

    1. Alex and Deek were featured as "People to Watch" in South Shore Living Magazine. The photo above is from the article, which you can read here: https://ssliving.com/people-to-watch/. Our good friend Joe from Fortua was featured too!

    2. A couple of weeks ago, we sent out emails to anyone who chose a reward for their contribution. Some of you have not responded yet. Please respond as soon as possible. If you didn't see the email, please search your inbox (or maybe spam folder) for the subject "Your Box Truck Film Reward." It would have come in around 12/29.

    3. To fit with our layout in the Box Truck, we are in need of specifically 3/8" plywood that is at least 26" wide. We need about 5 full sheets worth. Maybe you have some leftover from a construction job in the basement or garage? Maybe you have a structure that needs to be deconstructed? If you have anything and are close(ish) to Stoughton, please let us know and we can work something out.

    4. We're pretty excited for the next step. Check it out here: 
    Thanks for reading this and your continued support. Please continue to share our project on social media, email, and text to help us reach our original goal. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen with this project. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.
    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com


    Alex's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/stayvocal

    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse
  • Alex Eaves January 2, 2017
    Exciting News. We have our first official teaser video! 

    Hi everyone,
    We hope you had a great holiday season. On Friday, we were filming in the cold and well, this video just happened. It's sure to get people's curiosity going. Check it out and please share it all over social media. Thanks! - Alex, Deek, Jason
  • Alex Eaves December 23, 2016
    Hi everyone, 
    We have a quick video update for you. Watch it here:



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    Please continue to share our project on social media, email, and text to help us reach our original goal. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen with this project. Thank you all for your support and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.
    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com

    Alex's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/stayvocal
    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse
  • Alex Eaves December 7, 2016
    Hi everyone,
    I hope you're off to a great month. Here’s another update from the ol' Box Truck Team. First of all, let’s talk about rewards! For those of you who chose a reward with your contribution, you'll be getting an email from us soon about your reward and asking for any specific information that we might need. Please respond as soon as you can, so we can start fulfilling these as soon as possible. 

    Also, we’re going to be ending a few contribution levels on December 31st so we can get those rewards created and fulfilled. These are “Your name on a T-Shirt" ($50) "Your name in the Truck" ($75) and "Reuse Art Workshop with Alex and Deek." ($200) That said, if you know anyone who was interested in contributing to our film, please let them know soon, as these have been the most popular levels. Also, you can give one of these rewards as a holiday gift, as any name can be put on the T-shirt or truck and anyone can attend the workshop. Cool, right? Just let us know what name.

    OK, now on to some project updates. After settling everything with the logistics of the truck and some minor repairs, the interior framing is underway. The first thing that we had to do, though, was decide if the back door of the truck was going to stay or go. This photo should help explain what we chose....



    As we began framing the truck with the supplies that we had, we realized that we would definitely need more than we expected. So, Alex took to his online community and in only about 20 minutes, we had an offer. The good folks over at DB&S Lumber in Norwell, MA donated a generous supply of wood and other items for the truck that had been sitting for a long time. This shot is of an old display model window. Where will it go...



    This situation is a perfect example of something that's happening with the film. We're realizing how important a role communication and community are playing out. As a result and which happens so often when making a film, the original storyline is being constantly tweaked.

    And speaking of community, tomorrow we have a big filming day in a few local towns and various locations with all three of us, and a special guest: Joe Walsmith, the founder of Fortua!

    Lastly, if you’d like to talk to Deek and Alex and in person about the truck, they’re hosting a few open houses at their reuse art space in Stoughton this month and are always excited to talk about the truck. (See below for dates and times)



    Thanks so much everybody. We know that since we didn't get fully funded and extended the campaign length, things have taken a little longer than expected. But trust us, it's gonna be truckin' awesome! Oh the puns...

    Well, that’s it for now! Please continue to share our project on social media, email, and text to help us reach our original goal. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen with this project. Thank you all for your support and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.
    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com

    Alex's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/stayvocal
    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse

  • Alex Eaves November 15, 2016

    Hi everyone,
    I hope you're doing well. If you've been following Alex and Deek on Facebook, you probably can tell that a lot has been going on in the Box Truck camp since the last update. Here's a quick breakdown and some behind the scenes photos.

    * The three of us traveled to Rhode Island to film some background footage and well, we met a lot of goats.


    * The box truck has its plates, it’s inspected, insured, and some minor repairs were done. Fortunately, our friends at Joseph’s Garage in Norwell helped us out big time with a generous contribution to the film.

    * Last week, Deek, Alex, and the truck did a photo shoot in Stoughton center for South Shore Living Magazine. They'll be in the January “People To Watch” feature, alongside our very close friends at Fortua!

    * Jason has already started editing and putting sequences together. We're loving what we see.



    * We just added some new items that you can donate to the project. We’re in need of plywood, insulation, and 2x3s. Maybe you know someone who wants to help make the film happen, but can't contribute money, but happens to have those things? Check out the right column for the details on our commitments.

    Well, that’s it for now! Please continue to share our project on social media, email and text to help us reach our original goal. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen with this project. Thank you all for your support and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com

    Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/613432312163988/

    Alex's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/stayvocal

    Deek's Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/derek.diedricksen.small.houses.cabins

    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse

  • Alex Eaves October 22, 2016



    Hi everyone,

    We have some exciting news. This Thursday, we purchased the truck! For a few weeks we've been working with one of the major truck companies who is interested in the project and we finally sorted it out! More on that soon. This week we should have the title, insurance and license plates and we can really get rolling!

    Now that said, a major chunk of our funding went into the truck. So, please continue to share our project on social media, email and text to help us reach our original goal. The more funding we raise, the more awesome we can make happen with this project. 

    Thank you all for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com

    Facebook Video:https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/613432312163988/

    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse




  • Alex Eaves October 10, 2016

    Hi everyone,

    I hope you all had a great weekend! So, for a few weeks, we have been working on the truck acquisition, as there was some interest and excitement from a local U-Haul! This weekend, we went to look at some truck options (photos below) and we're hoping to lock it down this week. Then the real work begins!

    OK, that's it for now. Please continue to share our project on social media, email and text to help us reach our original goal. The sooner we get there, the sooner more exciting things will happen!

    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com

    Facebook Video:https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/613432312163988/

    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse

    Thank you all for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason







  • Alex Eaves September 12, 2016

    Hi everyone,

    Hopefully you're coming off a great weekend. Well, it’s been about a week and a half since the deadline of our project and we wanted to let you in on some updates. As you know, we didn't meet our original goal, but we got enough to start and we're off! Your contributions have all been processed and you should have received a confirmation email from WePay.

    After a little decompressing from fundraising mode, story writing and filming has begun. Last week, the three of us met for a meeting at Stoughton House of Brews and did some filming as well. Here’s a photo from that:


    This past Saturday, Deek hosted a tree house workshop in Clinton, CT. Alex went down to help and shoot some footage too. He also got to meet one of your fellow backers who attended the workshop. 


    Tomorrow, Alex and Deek are going to be looking at some potential box trucks, so hopefully we'll have some exciting updates soon on that.

    Well, those are the major updates for now. Please continue to share our project on social media, email and text to help us reach our original goal. The sooner we get there, the sooner everything will happen!

    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com

    Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/613432312163988/

    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse

    Thank you all for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

  • Alex Eaves August 31, 2016

    Hi everyone,

    As we close in on the project deadline (about 15 hours from now), we wanted to let you know that the team has talked and whether or not we meet our original goal, THIS PROJECT IS HAPPENING! When we came up with the idea for the film, we were committed to it. And at this point, that commitment is only stronger, because now we have all of YOU behind it. We’re excited. You’re excited! All that said, our project closes around 1PM EST tomorrow, September 1, so please continue to share the project (http://boxtruckfilm.com) on social media, email and text to help us reach our goal.

    So, what’s next? As far as your contributions go, they will be processed as planned within 24 hours after the campaign officially ends and you can expect a confirmation email from WePay. Once the funds are processed, we can get started on the project and we’ll keep you updated as it progresses. And everyone will receive their perks as promised when the project is complete!  

    Also, after the initial campaign ends, we will continue to raise funds through our crowdfunding page while the project moves forward and so there will still be plenty of opportunities for your friends, family, etc. to get involved!

    Thank you all for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

    P.S. We filmed one last fun video pitch the other day. Enjoy!

    https://www.facebook.com/stayvocal/videos/vb.535323456/10153840610883457


  • Alex Eaves August 25, 2016

    Hi everybody,

    We hope you’ve been having a great summer. Ours has been crazy busy! The past few weeks have seemed like a non stop promo campaign; both online and offline. (See below for highlights.)

    So, let's get right to it. We are currently at 33% of our goal with 150+ backers, which is great, but there's only 7 days left until the deadline of this campaign. While we still have a ways to go, we can definitely make this happen by working together. After all, we all want this project to happen.

    That said, any promotional support that you can give would be great. Maybe you could share the video on Facebook, tweet the link, or you could reach out to 5 individuals who could back the film for even $5 each? Every penny counts to ensure we do this properly. Below are the main links to share, as well as our preferred hashtags. 

    Thank you all again for your continued support of this project and the reuse movement. Let's do this!

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

    Campaign Page: http://boxtruckfilm.com

    Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/613432312163988/

    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse 

    Highlights:

    * Local Newspaper story: http://bit.ly/2bAUilM

    * Alex wrote an article about the Tiny House/Reuse fusion in the recent issue of a very popular Tiny House Magazine:  http://bit.ly/2bX8B4W

    * A new reward was recently added: Deek's custom tiny cabin! (Details Below)

    * This past Saturday, we had a fundraising event at the Stoughton House of Brews. One of our backers, Vera Struck, came out to the event with her tiny house on wheels! We even started filming clips for the movie. (Photos Below)






     

  • Alex Eaves July 24, 2016

    Hi everyone,
    We just eclipsed the first 100 backers for our campaign! Here's a quick thank you video to all who have contributed so far:

     
    But this is only the beginning. We have a ways to go to ensure this project gets funded. How many people do you know who would contribute: reusers, educators, tiny house enthusiasts? Here are some easy links to share with your community:

    Campaign Page: boxtruckfilm.com
    Campaign Video on Facebook: 
    http://bit.ly/29tMfHk 

    Thanks again everyone and have a great week!
    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

    P.S. What do you think of the new truck image?

  • Alex Eaves July 12, 2016


    Hello to all of our early backers!

    We hope you're off to a great week. So, we have some exciting stats since the last update:

    ·      $6500+ raised (Doubled from the last update)

    ·      15% funded (Doubled from the last update)

    ·      60+ backers (Doubled from the last update)

    Many of our limited awards are close to selling out or have sold out, including “Name The Truck.”

    While we have some time to meet our goal, the sooner we meet it, the sooner we can get the truck and get this project started!  That said, maybe you know 5 people that you could reach out to who could back the film for even $5 each? The more backers, the better. Sharing our campaign page is really easy and mobile friendly too: boxtruckfilm.com. And if you're on Facebook, our video continues to be effective: http://bit.ly/29tMfHk People are especially loving the educational and local components of the project.

    Lastly, here's another little fun fact for you about Deek and Alex. They both went to Northeastern University at the same time, since they’re only a day apart in age, but didn’t know each other until a couple of years ago.

    Thank you all again for your support of this project and the reuse movement. WE will make this film happen!

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason