Elon Musk is the second richest person in the world, with an estimated fortune of 151,000 million dollars according to Forbes.
But unlike other moguls, Musk does not live in a large mansion located in an ultra-exclusive neighborhood. In fact, the founder of the electric car company Tesla and the aerospace company SpaceX apparently resides, as has been revealed, in a small house 20 feet by 20 feet (about 35 square meters) in a secluded location in the far south. from Texas, a few steps from the border with Mexico.
The newspaper Houston Chronicle reported that Musk lives in a manufactured home that costs only $ 50,000 and for which he pays a rent of $ 250 a month to his company SpaceX.
That little house is in Boca Chica, Texas, where SpaceX’s rocket launch and test base is located.
Musk, who has listed at least seven mansions he owned in California, valued at $ 100 million according to Business InsiderHe would only keep one mansion in the San Francisco area, which he uses exclusively for events.
Musk himself confirmed in a tweet that “my main residence is literally a house under $ 50,000 in Boca Chica / Starbase, which I rent from SpaceX. It is nevertheless great. The only house I own is one for events. in the Bay Area [de San Francisco]…”.
The portal Teslarati revealed that this house is the prefabricated model baptized as “Casita”, from the company Boxabl, specialized in the design and installation of high-tech prefabricated homes. That house, made of steel and concrete panels, is easy to transport and assemble and costs less than several of Tesla’s car models.
It looks comfortable for one person, or even a couple, and would apparently work well for Musk as a studio to reside right next to his company’s rocket launch and test center. In addition, it serves to project an image of detachment towards the material and a commitment to his ideal of colonizing Mars, the ultimate goal of SpaceX.
The Casita by Boxabl model includes a full kitchen with double sink, oven, microwave oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and cabinets; a full bathroom; spaces for living room and bedroom, washing machine, air conditioning and heating and LED lighting, among other details.
Boxabl has certainly not missed the opportunity to do marketing and plays on the idea of simultaneously helping solve the problems of affordable housing on Earth and providing SpaceX with houses for the colonization of Mars.
However, it is said that the singer Grimes, Musk’s girlfriend and mother of their son, apparently does not live in that house but in Austin, Texas, so, for the moment, the unit that Boxabl installed for SpaceX and Musk it would be a space for the magnate’s work stays in Boca Chica, even if his family resides elsewhere.