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Documentary On Building a Tiny House Entirely from Reclaimed Materials


We’ve featured plenty of tiny homes over the years that use tons of recycled and reclaimed materials. But what if someone built a tiny house entirely out of reused, repurposed, and dumpster-dived items? Well, that’s what certified “reuser” Alex Eaves and tiny house builder and personality Derek “Deek” Diedricksen have done with the REUSE! Box Truck.

The best part? They teamed up with videographer Jason Kimball and made a documentary following the entire process from conception to the three years Eaves lived and traveled the country in the box truck. The film isn’t just about tiny houses, it’s about living with what you already have. And it’s showing across the Northeast down to New York over the next couple of months (or you can watch it at home). You’ll want to check out the schedule here.

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Documentary On Building a Tiny House Entirely from Recycled Materials

Images by Dylan Jon Wade Cox

The home had to be functional, since Eaves lived in it for 3 years!

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Images by Dylan Jon Wade Cox

They even used a lobster pot for the sink.

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Images by Dylan Jon Wade Cox

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Marsha Cowan
    August 20, 2022, 6:38 pm

    Absolutely remarkable!! I love it! The message is clear and indisputable. Btw, who’s Dylan John Wade Cox? He’s good!

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