The Real Reason Elon Musk Stopped Building His ‘Iron Man’ House

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Elon Musk has been busy lately. He is a new father to his baby, announcing in a Peep that his son’s name is: X Æ A-12 Musk. Yes. Try to make sense of that. Musk and his partner, Grimes, are now navigating the world as the most unique family ever.

When most people have children, they seek stability in the form of home ownership, perhaps, or at least try to find a way to create roots. The CEO of Tesla tweeted on May 1, 2024, that he had finished owning things, saying, “I am selling almost all physical possessions. I will not own a house”.

According to Forbes, on May 3, Musk’s houses appeared in Zillow, listed as for sale by the owner. Musk owns Gene Wilder’s former home, best known for playing Willy Wonka, and insisted that the next owner cannot change Wilder’s home. That is not the only house that Musk is selling. According to Forbes, Musk also included a $ 30 million 16,251-square-foot French Chateau located in Lower Bel Air.

While Musk’s housing situation is in a state of flux, he clearly has houses in mind because he recently appeared on the podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, and talked about another housing dream he had, an Iron Man house and explained why that might not happen.

Elon Musk chose Mars over his ‘Iron Man’ home

Elon Musk appeared on the podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, on May 7, 2024, and chatted with the UFC commentator, marking Musk’s second appearance on the podcast. While talking about houses, Musk mentioned his thoughts on building a dream house, and Rogan asked, “What is a dream house for Elon Musk? Some kind of Tony Stark s ** t? »

Musk said, “Yes, definitely.” He added: “Yes, you have to have the dome that opens with the stealth helicopter!”

Rogan obviously loved the idea and said, “Yes. F ** k, yes!”

But then Musk explained why he wasn’t going to keep building an “Iron Man” house: “But then I thought, ‘Does it make sense to spend time designing and building a house? Or should I spend that time getting it to Mars? Most importantly, Mars or a house? Mars. It’s okay”.

Musk explained that he would be too wrapped up in the little details and design, adding: “You can only do so many things.”

Therefore, Musk decided to rent a house and gave up on the project of building a dream house to get to Mars. That’s a pretty interesting list of hierarchies!

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