Elon Musk quite literally lives in a box. The 20 feet x 20 feet foldable prefab home is custom-made by Boxabl, a startup that specializes in making modular instant houses. Elon’s ‘Boxable Casita’ is set up like a studio. The prefab house has one large room partitioned into a living room, 3 bedrooms, a fully equipped pantry, and a bathroom with a tub shower. Earlier, the company in 2021 had announced on YouTube that they were building a cool Casita house for a high-profile customer. Turns out it was Musk.
The world’s richest billionaire is one quirky character, atypical of other wealthy tycoons out there. Elon Musk doesn’t share the same ambitions as the Bezos, the Adanis and the Ambanis. He doesn’t give a squat about owning a billion-dollar mansion or even a yacht. Earlier in 2020, the Tesla boss announced on the public town square of the Internet that he is selling off all his material possessions. He wrote, “will own no house!”
However the billionaire had several real estate properties before going all minimalist. Including 6 homes in Bel-Air, he owned 7 houses (at least). In 2012 he bought a lavish mansion for $17 million which he sold for $29 million in June 2020. After selling most of his properties, Musk moved into a prefab house. Currently camping in Texas, his primary home, he mentioned in a tweet in 2021, is a $50k house in Boca Chica.
The house-made buzz earlier when the SpaceX chief’s mum Maye Musk revealed how she slept in the garage while visiting Elon. She said that there’s not much you need, though, for a modest living and a comfy sleep. The garage was modified into a bedroom as earlier. The Casita had only two bedrooms. Elon finds his Casita kinda awesome, while his buddies find it unbelievable that someone like him lives in a tiny home!