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DIFFERENCE MAKER: Boxtruck House

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SA: Several years ago, filmmaker Alex Eaves decided to simplify his life, to downsize. 

AE: I'm sitting in the living room, but now I'm touching both the kitchen and the bedroom at the same time.

SA: Eaves embraced the tiny house movement. He converted an old 17 foot boxtruck into a 98 square foot home.

AE: There is a kitchen, there's cooking. There's a bathroom, fully waterproof with a shower and a toilet. there's a small office , there's a wardrobe, there's a living room couch, there's a bed, lots of hidden storage.

SA: It's a charming, cozy space, filled entirely with salvaged, repurposed materials. 
 
DD: There's dumpster's full of lumber and junk everywhere.

SA: Tiny house designer Derek Diedricksen.

DD: We talk about in the film- it's a triumph over junk- you're finding stuff that's deemed unused, unloved, unwanted, and finding a really good use for it. 

SA: In the boxtruck film, you'll learn the story behind the kitchen sink

AE: So that was my grandmother's lobster pot. And we just.. after some trial and error, figured out how to drill a hole through it, and now it's my sink. 

SA: A skateboard wheel is the bathroom doorknob. A drumstick became a drawer pull.

DD: People ask, "Why small houses? Tinier houses?" If there's less to pay for, initially less mortgage, no mortgage- there's less to heat, less to clean, to maintain.

AE:This is super beneficial for the planet, you know, but who doesn't want to save money? 

SA: In Rye, Sean Adams, WCBS 880 News.

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