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Top 10 BOXABL Questions Answered

Boxabl is on a mission to significantly lower the cost of homeownership for everyone and with the 170,000 sq. ft., Factory One on its way to full production, we could be seeing the first fully-factory produced Boxabl in early 2022.  Since we started creating videos about this innovative start-up, people have asked so many different questions, so we’re going to answer the Top 10 Most Asked Boxabl Questions, from where can I put one to when can I get one!

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Question 10 – What comes with the Boxabl?

Most of us have probably seen the tours but if you haven’t or you just like seeing how cool the layout is here is a quick rundown of what to expect inside.

This 375 sq ft Casita has A Full sized kitchen – complete with large fridge – Double Sink – Oven – Dishwasher – Microwave -and Shaker Cabinetry.

The Bathroom has a deep shower/tub combination, dual flush toilet, vessel sink, Large Counter, Backlit mirror, and A Sliding Glass Barn Door.

You’ll also get a built-in ironing center, washer Dryer combo, heating and Air conditioning, and LED lighting that will save you money every day.

And with the Casita’s spacious design, you’ll still have room to bring in your own Sofa and a Queen Sizze bed!

If you want more details on the appliances and possible utility costs and Energy Ratings – be sure to check out this Boxabl Appliance Tour video!

Question 9 – What are the walls made of?

The walls are immensely strong 6 inch thick laminate panels made up of layers like – concrete board, steel, insulation material, and magnesium oxide board. Each layer is bonded by a layer of glue which makes the panels so strong that when you connect them to form the structure they can hold up the entire house without needing a foundation.

Question 8 – Is Boxabl portable?

Not only can you unfold and set up a Boxabl in about 1 hour, but you can also fold it back up and take it with you if you ever need to relocate. They are made to be transportable without needing a lot of industrial equipment and they are coming up with new innovations all the time to make this an even more efficient process!

Question 7 – Can they customize it?

At this time the company is perfecting its initial Casita model, so any customization is up to you once you take possession of your Boxabl. They do eventually intend to offer downloadable engineering plans for exterior customization as well as produce various add-on options like a full kitchen, living room and stairway, master bedroom, two bedrooms, and more.

Question 6 – Is Boxabl available outside the U.S.?

Yes, at this time the factory is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, but as long as you pay shipping costs which can range from $2 – $10 per mile they will ship anywhere in the world! Boxabl is working with various companies worldwide to be able to set up partner factories which will make the products even more accessible and affordable.

Question 5 – How Much does it actually cost?

Well, The Boxabl itself is only $49,500, but additional costs will depend on where you live -Shipping can range from – $2 – $10 per mile.

The cost of land can range from $0 to over $10,000.  And yes, besides having a large enough backyard There are some free options for land that you can check out in our Free Land Video.

There’s also the set-up cost which can include charges for permits, utility hook-ups, foundation builds, and contractor fees these can total upwards of $10,000.

These extra costs can add $20,000 or more onto the $49,500 price of the Casita.

With a Waitlist of over 100,000 Casita Orders and plans for an even larger factory rolling out in the next 1 – 2 years Boxabl is showing no signs of slowing down and many have been wondering this next question.

Question 4 – Can I still invest in Boxabl?

While the Crowdfunding Investment option is now wait list only, there is a Regulation A+ Offering for accredited investors you can find out more about the Regulation A+ Exempt Public Offering and how you can get a discount from 10 – 30 % off the share prices or join the crowdfunding waitlist by checking out Boxabl’s Website and clicking on Invest.

Question 3 – Where can I put it?

As we mentioned before, Boxabl is strong enough to make a foundation unnecessary, but your city may require one. So from concrete slabs to wood beams, to garage walls, you can connect Boxabl to any foundation type. You can put these homes anywhere modular homes are permitted, whether it’s a backyard, a parcel of land, or a someplace with a much higher elevation, like Mars!

Which brings us to our next question…

Question 2 – Does Elon Musk really live in a Boxabl?

Well, based on a tweet from Elon Musk’s Twitter account back in June and Paolo Tiramani’s tongue in cheek tour of a Casita installed in Boca Chica Texas for a “Top Secret” Customer. I’d say the answer to this question is pretty obvious!

Now, it’s time for the question we’ve all been waiting for…

Question 1 – When can I actually get a Boxabl?

Well, Boxabl recently posted a Tiktok captioning it the first house is moving down the assembly line showing the path the house will be taking as it moves towards completion in the new factory.

And based on an interview that Paolo Tiramani gave in early September 2021, he expects the factory to be rolling out 1 Boxabl every 90 minutes in about 6 months. That sounds like Boxabl will be in full production mode around March 2022. With the expectation of producing at least 3,000 homes annually – those early birds who reserved their Casitas should be getting some great news early next year!

That’s all for now, but we’ll definitely keep you updated, remember to like, share, and subscribe!

Tools & Resources

How to Make Book Trailers That Capture Readers & Hollywood

For years we've only seen two types of book trailers, the slide show - voiceover version and the big production version with actors and a big budget to go with it. What if I told you there was a happy medium that was not only cost effective like the slide show, but also movie quality like the big budget production?

Guess what? There is, and you can do it yourself too! You just need a few things and you're on your way to attracting new readers and movie producers alike!

Script

This should be the easiest part because, as writers, this is what you do! Also, if you have a great back cover description - then you've already written the script for your trailer! Since book trailers should be short, your back cover description will be just perfect for this.

Book trailers should only last between 30 and 90 seconds, Why? Because in essence, this is an ad, and no-one wants to watch long ads. We also want to leave our viewers wanting more. We want them to be compelled to buy the book to see what happens next!

Videos

So you have your script, now lets talk about video! As we mentioned above, traditional book trailers use picture slideshows and big productions use actors and sets. You don't have to do any of that, and no, you don't have to act out your own script or record any footage (unless you want to)!

What can I use? I know we've all heard of royalty free photos, but have you heard of royalty free videos? Yep, they do exist! And you can even find some websites that offer them for free!

Hello, Pexels.com and Pixabay.com!

Of course, there are also websites where you can buy royalty free videos just do a google search for Royalty Free Videos and you'll get quite a few.

Video Editor

Now we need a good video editor to put the first few pieces together. Yes, there are all types of free video editors. You can use the editor that comes with your cell phone. You can use opensource software like OpenShot Video Editor, which is so easy; I love using it!

Even Canva.com is getting in on the action with their online video editor. They even have some free video clips from Pixabay and free music right in the studio area! I've used Canva.com to make IGTV videos and IG Reels and even some Tiktoks. It's definitely a great resource, which now allows you to add transitions between scenes, upload your own voiceover, and music files all on the same project. With no software to download and even more free features added all the time, Canva has definitely become my preferred video editor.

Invideo Trial

There's one more video editor that I want to mention, Invideo. This is an online video editor, which gives you access to free and premium videos (all royalty free), video templates, automated text-to-speech, free music, & more! They have a free version where you have access to most of these features, but your video will have a watermark once you export it.

They also have a paid Business Plan where you get full access with no watermark. You can export 60 videos and use 300 premium royalty free videos per month. It's really great because all the videos, music, voiceover options are right there and you don't have to download any software. You can even just copy and paste your script and it will create a video for you.

I've used the business plan myself and it's so easy to use! It's also great because they have a monthly payment option where you can sign up for one month and cancel until you need it again.

 

Narration

Let's talk about narration. This is a big part of creating a great trailer because it helps guide your audience along the journey. You can use your own voice for this by doing a recording on your phone, or have someone from Fiverr.com read the script for you, or you can use some free text-to-voice options available online.

You can google search free text-to-speech converter and get quite a few options. I won't list any here because I haven't used them. As mentioned earlier Invideo has the option included right in the studio with several different accent options. The ones I've used did not sound like robots.

Captions

Captions are optional. It really depends on your video, it may work with the aesthetic or it may not, it's up to you. When I make trailers, sometimes I use them and sometimes I don't. Sometimes I'll just highlight a few key phrases. Consider your audience here too! Who are you hoping to reach, will your audience benefit from having captions on the video?

Music

This last component is mandatory! Music is how you set the tone and pace of your video. It's a key driving force of the trailer. Of course you want to use royalty free music, as well.

I usually use YouTube Audio Library, they have a huge selection and since any video I make goes on YouTube… Why? Well, since you asked, it's free promotion, one day I'll get some ad revenue from it, and did I mention, free promotion?

So now you have all the tools you need to make an incredible book trailer. I hope this was helpful and look forward to seeing your book trailer real soon!  In the meantime, check out the two book trailers below and tell me what you think?

Silk Sonic Manifests At The 2021 GRAMMYs

With only nominees allowed in the audience, 6 feet separation, and face mask requirements - the 63rd GRAMMYs was already slated to be a distinctly different from previous years, but did you know it would also be a lesson in manifesting?

With the performers for the program being announced on March 7, 2021, Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars noticed Silk Sonic, their newly formed band was omitted from the line-up. The duo had expected to perform their debut single 'Leave the Door Open at this year's award ceremony, but with the show being 7 days away and the schedule locked in - it looked like a wash.

So what could they do? Well, I'll tell you what they did...they started a social media firestorm on Twitter with #LetSilkSonicThrive.  What initially started with the duo humorously bickering about broken promises, facial features, and cultural appropriation, ended with a letter from Silk Sonic to the GRAMMYs, being retweeted over 14,000 times and on March 9th, a tweeted invitation from the Recording Academy for Silk Sonic to perform at the 63rd GRAMMYs.

Silk Sonic taught us a lesson in perseverance. It didn't matter how it looked, or that the deadline was so close, they kept speaking what they wanted to happen and it caught on and trended with fans across the globe. Their hope was fulfilled in 2 days because they didn't let go of the dream to perform at the 2021 GRAMMYs.

What manifested was a truly wonderful performance, with smooth vocals and Bruno's trademark lyrical humor with lines like "Shut your trap." Now their debut single 'Leave the Door Open' is steadily rising on the the Billboard Charts.

You can check out this new music and more with this Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited.