Not a glamorous place to stay
Musk’s mom sleeps in the garage when she comes to visit
27/08/2022, 5:05 PM
When Maye Musk visits her son in Texas, there is no luxury accommodation. The 74-year-old sleeps in the garage instead. Because Elon Musk doesn’t value luxury goods, Maye Musk explains.
In an extensive article in The Times magazine about Maye Musk, mother of entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk, the 74-year-old tells how she stays with her son when she visits him. Despite Musk being the richest person in the world, Maye Musk says he doesn’t care about possessions “at all”. Their accommodation is accordingly spartan.
When she visits her son in Texas, where Musk’s space company SpaceX is headquartered, she has to “sleep in the garage,” Maye Musk said. “You can’t have a fancy house near a rocket site,” she said. Elon Musk himself said in April that he “doesn’t even have a house right now” and “lives with friends”.
Talking about her son’s dreams of sending people to Mars as early as 2026, the native Canadian said that, unlike Elon Musk, she couldn’t imagine traveling there herself. “They have to prepare and isolate for six months and I just don’t like that.” At the same time, she reassured, “But if my kids want me to do it, I will.”
In the Times article, the 74-year-old also reflected on the “tough times” after her marriage to Errol Musk ended in the late 1970s. “Tosca and I joked recently about how we all lived in a one-bedroom apartment for a year,” the model said, referring to her daughter Tosca Musk. “Long after I left my marriage, I had a stomachache. I was so afraid that I wouldn’t be able to feed my children,” added the mother of three. That has changed. In the meantime, no one in the family has to worry financially.