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The Box Truck Film:
Building A Reuseful Home

Two builders convert a moving truck into a tiny house and mobile reuse education center. Using almost nothing but reused, repurposed and dumpster-dived materials, their triumph over junk showcases the endless benefits of the reuse life. Through creative (and even comical) solutions, the film proves that almost anything we need to thrive in our daily lives already exists in abundance.

The film is available to watch online on various streaming services. We also offer screening licenses. A screening of the film is a great way to promote the reuse movement to your school, community, business, non-profit group, neighborhood etc. We offer numerous promotional materials to help make for a successful screening.

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Does building a home using almost nothing but reused, repurposed, and dumpster-dived materials sound daunting? Well, that’s exactly what one particular duo set upon doing. "The Box Truck Film: Building a Reuseful Home" is the latest project from filmmaker and reuse expert Alex Eaves and former HGTV host and designer Derek "Deek" Diedricksen. These two DIY forces have come together with director Jason Kimball to create a documentary that focuses on the transformation of a box truck into not only a mobile reuse education center, but also an effective and attractive full time living space. The reuse and tiny house movements continue to grow every year and this film provides a clear and entertaining means for people of all ages to see the practical benefits of reusing to reduce waste in their own lives. "By doing so, we can help our planet, our community, and even our personal and financial well-being."


Showcasing both their joys and frustrations, the film delivers the entire process of the box truck metamorphosis; from its initial design phase to Alex’s three years of living and traveling through the U.S. Throughout this largely self-documented journey of converting a 17-foot moving truck into a 98-square foot tiny house, you will witness the endless benefits of and approaches to the reuse lifestyle, which are often implemented in very creative (and even comical) ways. In their virtual "triumph over junk,” Alex and Deek were able to reuse for every step of the construction process; from the truck and building materials to the decorations and mere screws. Ultimately, "The Box Truck Film" stands as a mission to prove that almost everything we need to thrive in our daily lives already exists in abundance.

Film Synopsis




“Viewing the film and then hanging out with Deek and Alex and the Box Truck is a festival of creativity and joy; then, in the afterglow we are left with lively questions about how we could/should be living our lives. Great fun! An invitation to change!”

- Paul Wann

Art Department Chair, The Governor’s Academy



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Director, Producer, Videographer

Alex Eaves is a reuse expert and has been leading a passionate “reuse life” since 2008. He is the owner of the green certified reuse apparel brand, STAY VOCAL and also the director of the award winning documentary, REUSE! Because You Can't Recycle The Planet. In 2014, he became a certified Master Reuser by the Reuse Institute. For the past few years, Eaves has been living and traveling in The REUSE! Box Truck, a moving truck that was converted into a 98-square foot tiny house and mobile reuse education center.

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Director, Videographer

Deek is a professional tree house and tiny house builder and has been an enthusiast since 1987. He has hosted and designed for numerous TV shows for The DIY Network, The History Channel, Make TV, and was the recent host for HGTV's "Tiny House Builders.” Deek has taught hands-on building workshops worldwide since 2010 and runs the YouTube design channel RelaxshacksDOTcom (with 220,000+ subscribers). He is the author of four books including the bestseller "Microshelters" and has had his art and designs featured in the NY TImes, The Boston Globe, The homepage of, and in Forbes Magazine. His specialty is building with salvaged and repurposed materials, often in creative, colorful, and whimsical ways. Deek is a longtime Stoughton, MA resident and won the 2016 Stoughton Citizen of the Year award for his work with several abandoned storefront reuse art projects.

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Videographer, Editor, Director

Jason Kimball is a documentary filmmaker and music producer living in Boston, MA. Jason is passionate about collaborative storytelling with a particular interest in projects that celebrate local artists, explore spirituality, or help to build collective power.




Film screenings and tours of the tiny house are an entertaining and interactive way for people to be educated about sustainability and filled with fun and easy reuse ideas that anyone can incorporate. Our team has brought the film and truck to festivals, conferences, communities, non-profits, businesses and schools of all age levels to 25 states in the U.S.

* Currently Booking through Fall 2024 * 

*** denotes events with builders/filmmakers


  • 04/17/24 (Bridgewater, MA) REUSE! Box Truck Tours with Alex Eaves and Derek Diedricksen, STAY VOCAL & Deek Reuse Art Gallery at Bridgewater State University

  • 04/23/24 (Worcester, MA) REUSE! Box Truck Tours with Alex Eaves and Derek Diedricksen, STAY VOCAL & Deek Reuse Art Gallery at College of the Holy Cross

  • 04/25/24 (Nashua, NH) REUSE! Box Truck Tours with Alex Eaves and Derek Diedricksen, STAY VOCAL & Deek Reuse Art Gallery at Rivier University

  • 05/02/24 (Andover, NH) REUSE! Box Truck Tours with Alex Eaves and Derek Diedricksen at Proctor Academy (Private Event)

  • 06/02/24 (Troy, NY) REUSE! Box Truck Tours with Alex Eaves, STAY VOCAL & Deek Reuse Art Gallery at Veg Out

  • 09/13-09/15/24 (Orleans, VT) REUSE! Box Truck Tours, Box Truck Film Screening, Q&A with Alex Eaves and Derek Diedricksen, STAY VOCAL & Deek Reuse Art Gallery at Tiny House Summercamp

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