Elon Musk enlists Kanye West to help him build his own city in Texas.
According The Wall Street Journalthe billionaire entrepreneur plans to build a “Texan utopia” on 3,500 acres of newly purchased pasture and farmland in Bastrop County, about 35 miles from Austin, where his employees could live and work.
The Twitter CEO reportedly consulted with West and his architectural designer several times last year on general ideas and visual mockups, but no plans were finalized. Musk’s former girlfriend Grimes was also involved in the talks, according to the report.
The planned town, dubbed Snailbrook, is adjacent to Musk’s Boring Co. and SpaceX facilities and already includes a cluster of modular homes, a swimming pool, an outdoor sports area and a gym.
The plans are kept secret and landowners have been required to sign non-disclosure agreements. Musk has yet to file for city incorporation, which would allow his Austin-area employees to be able to live in new homes at below-market rents.
Kanye has his own ambitious plans to build his own mini-town. Last year, his team filed a series of trademark applications for a mini-community called “Yecosystem” made up of homes and retail stores that sell Yecosystem-branded food and beverages.
“He’s trying to do shit that people couldn’t even imagine and he’s trying to make it happen,” a source said. rolling stone. “He’s from a good place. It’s definitely his goal that everything people touch that belongs to him is a good thing and has a good impact on the world.
In 2019, Ye attempted to build his own housing project on the 300 acres of land he owns in Calabasas. The prototype domed structures were eventually demolished after neighbors complained and determined the project violated building code.