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Elon Musk’s New House Is a $50,000 Shack

byVictor Tangermann
Jun 24
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One of the richest men in the world is choosing to rent out a 400 square foot box.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has chosen to move into a $50,000 prefabricated house that’s only about 400 square feet, on-site at the company’s South Texas testing facilities, Teslarati reports.

The news comes after Musk announced last week he had “decided to sell my last remaining house” in a tweet. “Just needs to go to a large family who will live there,” he added. “It’s a special place.”

It’s another sign that Musk is indeed committed to now living a humble lifestyle, unlike many other billionaires. Musk may also be trying to signal his commitment to his space company, which is hard at work developing a rocket capable of traveling to Mars.

Home Body

Musk’s new crib is a 20 by 20 foot home called the “Boxabl Casita” at SpaceX’s South Texas facilities. Earlier this month, Musk revealed on Twitter that his “primary home is literally a ~$50k house in Boca Chica/Starbase that I rent from SpaceX.”

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Despite the small footprint, Musk seems to enjoy living in it. “It’s kinda awesome though,” he added.

In fact, the home is so light that it can be towed by a Tesla Model X, as Teslarati points out.

Musk’s decision to downscale is likely motivated by the fact that the on-site location gives him full access to SpaceX’s developments.

Unsurprisingly, Boxabl is delighted by the endorsement from one of the richest people in the world. In a promotional video, the company showed off a “Space-Boxabl” that could house astronauts on the surface of the Moon or Mars.

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READ MORE: Elon Musk’s $50K TX house is a humble prefab home that can be towed by a Model X [Teslarati]

More on Musk: Elon Musk: “Decided to Sell My Last Remaining House”


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