A new factory in Las Vegas will soon produce collapsible and stackable housing units that can be shipped without the need for a large load.
Boxabl, the company behind this effort, is entering a competitive field of technology-driven companies with the goal of reducing construction cost. Although other companies in this field have focused onand other automated building technologies, the central challenge for Boxabl was how to ship its houses in the most convenient way possible. This is one of the main factors that led to its unique folding design.
“The actual setup of the unit itself is very fast. We have done it [at our facility] in less than an hour, “Boxabl co-founder Galiano Tiramani told me.
The company’s first product is the 20-by-20-foot Casita, which starts at $ 49,500. Eventually, the company aims to offer a variety of different sizes and shapes, which could be stacked and combined in different ways, almost like a Lego brick house.
The federal government is the first customer for these stackable homes, and then Boxabl has been maintaining a waiting list.
However, there are rumors that Boxabl may have a very high-profile early client: Elon Musk. Tesla’s CEO and space mogul recently tweeted about having a cheaper residence rented from his company SpaceX.
“My main house is literally a ~ $ 50k Boca Chica / Starbase house that I rent from SpaceX,” Musk said. Giving some credit to this, Boxabl’s YouTube videos have hinted at a secret client in Boca Chica as well.
Whether Musk lives in one of these houses is still an open question, but with Boxabl we dig even deeper about his houses in the video embedded in this post.