Elon Musk reportedly lives in a $50,000 prefab tiny home

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    A Casita sitting outside

    A photo shared with Insider appears to show Boxabl delivering a Casita to SpaceX. Jorge Ramirez

    • The Las Vegas company Boxabl is creating the $49,500 Casita, a 375-square-foot prefab tiny home.

    • Elon Musk is believed to live in a Casita, which Boxabl says has a wait list of 47,000 customers that have expressed interest in 100,000 units.

    • Take a tour inside the tiny home, which has a bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen.

    Tiny homes have become an undeniably popular alternative to the classic family home or apartment.

    The exterior of the Casita in a manufacturing spaceThe exterior of the Casita in a manufacturing spaceThe exterior of the Casita. Boxabl

    The little living units have become popular and seem to have attracted the attention of one of the world’s richest men: Elon Musk …

    A Casita sitting outsideA Casita sitting outside

    A photo shared with Insider appears to show Boxabl delivering a Casita to SpaceX. Jorge Ramirez

    … who tweeted in June that he lived in a $50,000 tiny unit that he rented from SpaceX in Boca Chica, Texas.

    a person looking into the Casitaa person looking into the CasitaThe exterior of the Casita. Boxabl

    Source: Twitter

    Curious about the tiny home believed to house a man who could afford countless mansions instead?

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    Well, he is said to live in the Casita, a $49,500 375-square-foot unit created by the Las Vegas company Boxabl.

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    In November, Boxabl said it installed a Casita in Boca Chica for a “top secret customer.”

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    A photo shared with Insider appears to show Boxabl delivering a Casita to SpaceX. Jorge Ramirez 9:44

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    “Pretty exciting to have these guys as our initial customer,” Boxabl’s founder, Galiano Tiramani, said in a YouTube video. “I think it indicates that people agree that we’re on to something big here.”

    The dining table besides the kitchen under a light.The dining table besides the kitchen under a light.

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    Tiramani did not confirm Musk’s residency inside the prefabricated Casita with Insider, but the company hasn’t shied away from alluding to supplying the tech powerhouse’s tiny home.

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    But Boxabl’s identity doesn’t just center on the rumored interest from Musk.

    boxabl logo on moving containers being pulled by Teslaboxabl logo on moving containers being pulled by TeslaA Boxabl unit being moved with a Tesla. Boxabl

    The company’s short history spans back to 2017, when the Las Vegas team decided to create its tiny homes after it saw a “huge opportunity to transition building construction worldwide into the factory assembly line,” just like any other everyday product, Tiramani told Insider.

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    “There’s a number of reasons why housing hasn’t really worked in the factory yet, so we’ve gone through it and solved all those problems,” he said.

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    According to Tiramani, other prefab-home makers struggle with one glaring issue: shipping logistics.

    the Boxabl logo on a unit being movedthe Boxabl logo on a unit being movedA Boxabl unit being moved. Boxabl

    But unlike other prefab homes, the Casitas can be folded down from 20 feet to about 8 1/2 feet while being transported on a truck or towed by a pickup truck.

    boxabl logo on moving containers being pulled by Teslaboxabl logo on moving containers being pulled by TeslaA Boxabl unit being moved with a Tesla. Boxabl

    Shipping, however, could still cost $2 to $10 a mile from the company’s Las Vegas headquarters.

    two people looking into the Casitatwo people looking into the CasitaThe exterior of the Casita. Boxabl

    But if the customer is willing to pay more for shipping, the homes can also be sent overseas or by rail.

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    Almost all of the Casita’s finishes – such as the kitchen, bathroom, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC – are completed in the factory before it’s shipped out.

    A look inside the Casita as its in a manufacturing spaceA look inside the Casita as its in a manufacturing spaceA look inside the Casita. Boxabl

    So when the Casita arrives at its final destination, the home just needs to be unfolded (which takes a few hours) and then attached to its foundation and utilities before it’s move-in ready.

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    The 19.5-foot-by-19.5-foot buildings can also be stacked and connected to create larger buildings. But if you’re just looking for a bigger prefab home, wait a bit. Tiramani says the company still plans to release larger units.

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    But starting out with the “trendy, cool, and popular” tiny homes was strategic since it’s hooked the eyes of more customers, Boxabl’s…

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