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Box Truck Film: A Reuse & Tiny House Fusion

A campaign by Alex Eaves

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  • Alex Eaves September 5, 2018


    Well dang!  It has been a long time. But if you’re connected to Deek and Alex on social media or in real life, you know that we’ve been busy!  Once we got the Box Truck on the road, it's been hard to keep it off. We've been bringing it everywhere from tiny house festivals to schools to cinnamon roll shops.  Scroll down below to see what's been going and everything we have planned!


    Also, some specific awesome news. Not only will the REUSE! Box Truck be featured at the upcoming Tiny House Festival in Marshfield, Mass, but Deek and Alex are the Keynote Speakers! As many of you are near Massachusetts, we encourage you to all come and check the truck out, along with 20+ other tiny houses and a whole lot more. We talk on Saturday at 2PM!


    Here's the link for more info and tickets: https://unitedtinyhouse.com/2018-massachusetts-tiny-house-festival/

    OK, how about some  photos...


    15 people in the truck! (We actually broke that record with 19 in NC)


    Alex and Deek talk to a crowd in North Carolina


    Providence Flea


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    THE REUSE! BOX TRUCK IN THE NEWS




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    UPCOMING EVENTS


    Besides the Marshfield Tiny House Festival, we have numerous events in Massachusetts and beyond where you can see the truck!


    9/15/18 (Wellfleet, MA) – Box Truck Tours, REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet. Screening, STAY VOCAL Pop Up Shop at Wellfleet Public Library (Tickets/Info)


    9/16/18 (East Falmouth, MA) – Box Truck Tours, Backyard Screening of REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet. Screening,  STAY VOCAL Pop Up Shop (Tickets/Info)


    9/21-9/23/18 (Orleans, VT) – Speaker, Box Truck Tours, STAY VOCAL Booth at Tiny House Summer Camp (Tickets/Info)


    9/28-9/30/18 (Marshfield, MA) – *Deek & Alex Keynote Speakers on Saturday*, Box Truck Tours, STAY VOCAL Booth at Big Mass Tiny House Festival (Tickets/Info)


    10/18-10/20/18 (Cincinnati, OH) – Box Truck Tours, Alex Speaking, REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet. Screening,  STAY VOCAL Booth at ReuseConex (Tickets/Info)


    11/14-11/16/18 (Chicago, IL) – Box Truck Tours, REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet. Screening, STAY VOCAL Booth at Greenbuild Expo (Tickets/Info)



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    TOURING


    Starting in early October, Alex is taking  the REUSE! Box Truck Tiny House around the reuse roadshow for a few months. Currently, he's going MA ➡ NY ➡ NJ ➡ PA ➡ OH➡ IN ➡ IL ➡ ????????  ➡ MA. As he'll be somewhat flexible, he's open to visiting other places along the way too. If anyone has any suggestions for reuse organizations that he should check out, schools that want to bring the truck in and show the REUSE! Documentary, coffee shops to do a STAY VOCAL pop up shop at, please email us for info and rates at bookings@stayvocal.com



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    THE FILM!

    Oh yes, we ARE working on it. The film got a bit sidelined with the original momentum of the truck because we don't want to turn down any events and we've been getting so many offers! This project has really blossomed into two major projects. But this summer, Alex has been around Massachusetts and whipping out a storyline and storyboard for Jason. Also, one thing that we didn't expect when we started this project was how much footage we'd have. A rough estimate is at least 100 hours of raw footage, so yeah... there's a lot for us to go through!


    Here's a recent (and rare) photo of the three of us together, as well as a couple of stills from some favorite clips. As Alex has been saying for a while, the film's ETA is TBA.


    Making the bed.

    Inspiration from other tiny house owners.


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    CROWDFUNDING REWARDS


    We have fulfilled almost all of the rewards, except for the film of course. But there are some of you who we have not been able to get in touch with. Please reach out if you haven't received your reward as we want to sort that out sooner than later.

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    HOW YOU CAN CONTINUE TO HELP THE PROJECT


    While the building of the truck is done, that's only Phase 1 and we're still well short of our original funding goal. Please continue to share our project with friends and family who aren't yet involved. Here's the teaser video:
    FACEBOOK VIDEO LINK: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/872837079556842/

    YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8xokCXjq7E
    HASHTAGS: #reuseboxtruck #reuse #tinyhouse #boxtruckfilm


    And if you're on social media and want to see more of Alex's journey in the Box Truck, you can follow him here: 

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/reusealexeaves

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/stayvocal


    STAY VOCAL offers numerous Box Truck themed T-Shirts, hats and patches and half the profits go directly into the project. They're available on the road and online here: http://shop.stayvocal.com/cart.php?m=search_results&search=box+truck

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    SPONSORSHIP



    We do have 2 official sponsorship spots left. If you're interested in learning more about the sponsorship opportunities, and having your brand, band, or organization seen on our nationwide tours and at EVERY truck event, please email Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.


    OK.  That's all for now. Have a great week everyone and thanks for the continued support!


    - Alex, Deek, and Jason


  • Alex Eaves January 23, 2018


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    NEWS


    Hellllooooo everybody! Since it's been a while, HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope you enjoyed some relaxing downtime during the holiday season. We most certainly did.  After a month of travels, Alex got back to Massachusetts with the truck in late December and it has been resting since.



    But Alex is getting that travel itch and had his fill of snow and cold.  That said, the REUSE! Box Truck Tiny House is getting ready to hit the road in early February through March. 



    Alex will be taking his reuse roadshow south for the winter. The route is basically MA ➡ MD ➡ VA ➡ NC ➡ SC ➡ FL ➡ GA ➡ TN ➡ NC ➡ MA. As he'll be somewhat flexible, he's open to visiting other states along the way too. If anyone has any suggestions for reuse organizations that he should check out, schools that want to bring the truck in and show the REUSE! Documentary, coffee shops to do a STAY VOCAL pop up shop at, please email us for info and rates at bookings@stayvocal.com



    In other news, we've launched a featured artist series in the box truck. Watch this video and if you or someone you know is an artist, send us an email for details on how to be featured.


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    THE FILM


    Alex, Deek, and Jason have all begun the beginning editing stages: going through the loads and loads of footage that we have! All three of  us have been filming, so there is a ton to watch.




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    HOW YOU CAN CONTINUE TO HELP THE PROJECT


    While the building of the truck is done, that's only Phase 1 and we're still well short of our original funding goal. Please continue to share our project with friends and family who aren't yet involved. Here's the teaser video:
    FACEBOOK VIDEO LINK: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/872837079556842/

    YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8xokCXjq7E
    HASHTAGS: #reuseboxtruck #reuse #tinyhouse #boxtruckfilm



    And if you're on social media and want to see more of Alex's journey in the Box Truck, you can follow him here: 

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/reusealexeaves

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/stayvocal


    STAY VOCAL also released a second Box Truck themed T-Shirt. $10 from the sale of each shirt goes directly into the project. It's available on the road and online here: http://shop.stayvocal.com/cart.php?m=search_results&search=box+truck

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    SPONSORSHIP



    We down to only 3 official sponsorship spots left. If you're interested in learning more about the sponsorship opportunities, and having your brand, band, or organization seen on our nationwide tours and at EVERY truck event, please email Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.


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    UPCOMING EVENTS


    April 18, 2018 / Providence, RI / Johnson & Wales University (Click here for more info)

    April 23, 2018 / Boston, MA / Boston Building Resources (Private Event)

    April 27-29, 2018 / Pink Hill, NC / Tiny House NC Street Festival (Click here for more info)
    October 18-20, 2018 / Cincinnati, OH / Reuse Conex (Click here for more info)

    OK.  That's all for now. Have a great week everyone and thanks for the continued support!

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

  • Alex Eaves December 11, 2017

    Hellllooooo everybody! The Box Truck Team has been extremely busy for the past month and the second phase of the project is going full force.



    On November 8th and 9th, Deek and Alex were at the International Greenbuild Conference in Boston. The truck and display were unlike any other and it was a huge hit. In those two days, 500-1000 people took a tour of the truck!


    Since mid-November, Alex has been on the road and has taken the truck to Rhode Island, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. 



    He's now heading back to Massachusetts and will pass through Connecticut and Rhode Island. He's been hosting events at creative reuse centers, parks, museums, businesses, houses, etc. And the response has been overwhelmingly positive!


    Parked outside the expERIEnce Children's Museum in Erie, PA



    Alex even stopped at a random U-Haul location and the employees freaked out in excitement at what we did.

    Alex was on the radio talking about the truck in Hillsboro, North Carolina.



    And he was on the news in Erie, Pennsylvania. Watch the segment here: http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/check-out-the-tiny-house-tour/876401124


    If you're on social media and want to see more of Alex's journey in the Box Truck, you can follow him here: 

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/reusealexeaves

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/stayvocal



    Behind the scenes, the team has been forming the storyline and compiling all the footage . We have a ton!


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    The Box Truck Team is pretty stoked on our roster of official sponsors. And we can't wait to see who else fills the four open slots. If you're interested in learning more about the sponsorship opportunities, and having your brand, band, or organization seen on our nationwide tours and at EVERY truck event, please email Alex at alex@stayvocal.com.

    We released a second Box Truck themed T-Shirt. It's available on the road and also online here: http://shop.stayvocal.com/t059-p565.html.


    OK.  That's all for now. Have a safe and great holiday season everyone and thanks for the continued support!

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason


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    Please continue to share our project with friends and family who aren't yet involved. Here's the teaser video:
    FACEBOOK VIDEO LINK: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/872837079556842/

    YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8xokCXjq7E
    HASHTAGS: #reuseboxtruck #reuse #tinyhouse #boxtruckfilm

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    UPCOMING TRUCK EVENTS


    As Alex winds down his first trip, we're already booking a lot more. We have numerous events planned for the new year, with a lot more coming. If you're interested in setting up your own event with the truck at your school, event, business, etc. please email us at bookings@stayvocal.com. We’re open to all sorts of event ideas! 


    December 14, 2017 / Allentown, PA / ReStore of Lehigh Valley (Click here for more info)

    April 18, 2018 / Providence, RI / Johnson & Wales University (Click here for more info) 

    April 27-29, 2018 / Pink Hill, NC / Tiny House NC Street Festival (Click here for more info)
    October 18-20, 2018 / Cincinnati, OH / Reuse Conex (Click here for more info)


  • Alex Eaves November 2, 2017

    Hi everyone. We just got 150 free tickets to give away for a huge event that the Box Truck is part of! Want one?


    So, on November 8th and 9th, (next Wednesday and Thursday) we will be showcasing the Box Truck at the Greenbuild Expo in Boston.  This event is THE premiere conference for green building in the country. How big is it? Well, the speakers at the event are Bill Clinton and Neil deGrasse Tyson! And since we're showcasing the truck, we're allowed to invite 150 people who are in the green, tiny house, and building industries, which many of you are.
    Please note that these attendee expo hall passes are attendee badges and will only allow access to the show floor during show hours. You'll be able to see the hundreds of booths, including ours and the truck, but you won't be able to see the speakers.

    Want to go? Here's the link to register for a free expo pass: https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=678&company_code=REUS0EA754

    OK. We hope to see some of you there. Thanks for the continued support!

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason


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    If you're interested in setting up your own event with the truck at your school, event, business, etc. please email us at bookings@stayvocal.com. We’re open to all sorts of event ideas!


    Please continue to share the heck out of our new video:
    FACEBOOK VIDEO LINK: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/872837079556842/

    YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8xokCXjq7E
    HASHTAGS: #reuseboxtruck #reuse #tinyhouse #boxtruckfilm




  • Alex Eaves October 19, 2017

    Hey everyone. Exciting news. At the time of this writing, the Box Truck teaser video that we released last week has been viewed over 44,000 times on Facebook!  And in addition, we've gotten numerous requests for events from around the country! We consider this a community effort, so let's all be excited and keep the momentum going! 



    * If you're on FACEBOOK, please consider sharing the video on your personal page or any other page that might be interested (schools, news organizations, etc).  Here's the Facebook video link: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/872837079556842/


    * If you use TWITTER, here's the tweet to retweet: https://twitter.com/reusebecause/status/919649812810739713

    * If you're not on social media and  just use email to share things, here's the YouTube Video link to share in emails, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8xokCXjq7E


    * If you're interested in bringing the truck to your town, school, event, business, etc. please email us at bookings@stayvocal.com. We’re open to all sorts of event ideas!

    Thank you all so much for the continued support! We. Are. Stoked!

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason

  • Alex Eaves October 12, 2017

    Hi everyone, we're excited to let you know that we have a new video! We've been working hard on it to make it the best representation of the Box Truck and all of the features of it in a timely fashion. Lots of inside images to see. Hope you enjoy it! (Make sure the volume is on!)



    Our goal is to get this video in front of as many eyes as possible to ultimately get the truck in front of as many eyes as possible, since the truck will be traveling around the U.S. starting next month! All that said, please share the heck out of it on social media and with friends and family. Here are the links:


    FACEBOOK VIDEO LINK: https://www.facebook.com/reusedocumentary/videos/872837079556842/

    YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8xokCXjq7E
    HASHTAGS: #reuseboxtruck #reuse #tinyhouse #boxtruckfilm

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    UPCOMING TRUCK EVENTS


    October 22 / Providence, RI / Providence Flea (Click here for more info)

    November 5 / Stoughton, MA / "Let's Get Trashed" Reuse Art Workshop w/ Alex and Deek (Click here for more info)

    November 8-9 / Boston, MA / Greenbuild (featuring Bill Clinton and Neil deGrasse Tyson!) (Click here for more info) 

    November 17-? / Durham, NC - More info soon!

    If you're interested in bringing the truck to your town, school, event, business, etc. please email us at bookings@stayvocal.com. We’re open to all sorts of event ideas! OK, that's it for now. Thank you for the continued support!

    - Alex, Deek, and Jason


  • Alex Eaves September 11, 2017

    Hi everyone,

    With the Box Truck build about 93% done and phase #2 of the project beginning (getting on the road), we're fulfilling more of the rewards. That said, we've created the Reuse T-Shirts for those that chose that reward and we've decided to make some extras.


    Please Note: If you have images turned off in email, click "View images" to see the photos below.


    The T-Shirts are $25, of which $15 will go directly to the Box Truck project. If you're interested, the T-Shirt is available for pre-order now and we'll be putting the final order in this week.  We expect them to be printed and shipped by the end of the month. T-Shirts can be ordered here: http://shop.stayvocal.com/t057-p561.html

    COME SEE THE TRUCK!


    Here are the next few confirmed Box Truck Appearances with more in the works. If you're interested in booking the Box Truck with Alex / Deek for an event or school, please email bookings@stayvocal.com.


    September 15-17 - Orleans, VT / Tiny House Summer Camp 5 (Click here for more info)




    September 23,24 - Stoughton, MA / 3rd Annual BIG Tiny House Festival (Click here for more info)





    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



    STAY CONNECTED


    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


    Alex's Instagram:

    http://instagram.com/reusealexeaves


    Alex's Twitter: http://twitter.com/alexeaves


    Hashtags: #boxtruckfilm #reuse #tinyhouse



  • Alex Eaves August 10, 2017

    THIS SATURDAY: Come see the Box Truck!

    Hey everyone, we just wanted to send out a quick reminder about this Saturday's event. It's the first public showing of the Box Truck where it’s all happening: Stoughton, MA. We're excited to show all of our backers and supporters just what we've been doing for months. So, we hope to see many of you there! - Alex, Deek, and Jason

    (Click here for more info) / (Click here for directions) 



    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 July 26, 2017

    Hey everyone,  putting this draft together, we realized just how much has gone on in Box Truck World since the last update.  Here's a chronological photo journey!

    Our friend Jody Mabary, the Mississippi feature in Alex's REUSE! Documentary, visited Stoughton with his friend and helped us for a day.




    Using scrap pieces from the Box Truck build, Deek taught a local cub scout troop basic box building skills. Afterward, they made a crazy sculpture with the boxes that is now outside of the Stoughton House of Brews.



    We got pretty creative with their door handles and drawer pulls in the Box Truck. Here's one of them.




    We took the Box Truck to the Hanover ReStore, where our friends were celebrating their first year in business.



    Speaking of celebrations, Alex and Deek celebrated their extremely close birthdays at the end of June.
     

    We got some pretty relevant license plates for the Box Truck.



    The Box Truck made its first Tiny House Festival appearance at the Tiny House and Green Living Freedom Fest in New Paltz, NY.  The response was overwhelmingly positive. We were stoked to hear so many people say "This is my favorite house here!" Another adjective frequently used is "spacious." For 120 square feet, that's a compliment. Ha.


    Our friend Justine made us an amazing piñata, but we couldn't destroy it. It's now our donation jar.


    We had our first screening of the REUSE! Documentary on the side of the truck at a farm in Connecticut.  Stoked to see how well the truck worked as a movie screen! And following a guided tour of all of the reuse methods in the truck, it made for such a great event!


    Power to the truck!


    Our friend Mike from Thayer Plumbing and Heating helped out with the pipes for our sink. Any guesses what the sink was?



    Our bathroom is near complete. The waterproofing is quite the process...



    COME SEE THE TRUCK!


    Here are the next few confirmed Box Truck Appearances with more in the works. If you're interested in booking the Box Truck with Alex / Deek for an event or school, please email bookings@stayvocal.com.


    August 12- 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)



    September 15-17 - Orleans, VT / Tiny House Summer Camp 5 (Click here for more info)



    September 23,24 - Stoughton, MA / 3rd Annual BIG Tiny House Festival (Click here for more info)



    RELATED NEWS

    Deek has been busy finishing the follow up to his "Micro Shelters" book. The Box Truck will be featured in it!


    Alex traveled to Minnesota to speak to local government recycling managers. His reuse message was a hit and we're aiming to have the Box Truck there in 2018.



    REWARDS AND FUNDING


    With the Box Truck being near complete, we'll be able to fulfill most of the remaining rewards. Thank you so much for patience with that.

    Thanks to so much community support with supplies and work, we've done a great job at utilizing the initial funding we got. But since it was only about half of the budget we originally needed, we're currently almost out of our initial amount. And with the final building and all of the upcoming filmmaking expenses, we'll be continuing our fundraising. If you know anyone who would contribute to the campaign, please share our page with them.

    Beyond monetary funding, we are still in need of some specific things. 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!


    - SD Cards

    - 100 foot Extension Cord

    - 100 foot Hose

    - 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


    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 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