Elon Musk did the Fullsend podcast some hours ago, so if you have 3 hours to spare (give or take a few minutes), check it out below. Since he doesn’t do interviews that often, it’s a must-see for anyone with even a mild interest in EVs, space exploration, Neuralink, AI, or Musk’s random but interesting thoughts on a variety of topics, including Russia, WW3, and repopulation. Among the many, many topics discussed, Musk also set the record straight about the report that he lived in a Boxabl Casita prefab house.
As it happens, the rumor was started by Musk himself, who tweeted that he was living in a $50K prefab house that he was renting out from SpaceX. In a later tweet, he denied living in the Casita, saying his main base was a cheap home. Contrary to what everyone assumed at the time, both of these things can be true: at the 41.35-minute mark in the video below, Musk says that he owns a prototype Boxabl Casita, but his main base is a 2-bedroom house that he bought on the cheap, for $45,000.
Still, he does spend time in the Casita, and he still considers it a cool product. These days, though, he uses it as a guest house, when he has people coming over: the rest of the time, his Boca Chica house is enough. The Casita has a barbecue pit in the backyard, so it’s perfect for hang-outs, he further explains. He even celebrated his birthday last year in it, with a very small circle of friends.
The Casita, which we had a more thorough look at in a previous coverstory, is from startup Boxabl, which is based in Las Vegas and has plans to revolutionize the housing industry with this “instant home.” Offered in different sizes and different layouts according to budget, each Casita will have one common element: it can be set up in an hour with minimal fuss and will come with every comfort creature included. Last but not least, it will be cheap, with the most basic model starting at $50,000.
Deliveries for the Casita have not yet started, and it is believed only three such units have been completed so far, Elon’s included.
My primary home is literally a ~$50k house in Boca Chica / Starbase that I rent from SpaceX. It’s kinda awesome though.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 9, 2021
Only house I own is the events house in the Bay Area. If I sold it, the house would see less use, unless bought by a big family, which might happen some day.
I’ve actually been living in a ~$50k house in south Texas for past 2 years, not Boxabl (cool product tho).— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 13, 2021
Feels more homey to live in a small house.