Burning Man devotees dreaming of a permanent city will have to keep looking for someone to bankroll the project.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who had been rumored to have toured an investment property that could host a permanent Burning Man community, has not in fact visited the property, according to a Tesla spokesperson.
Musk and Google co-founder Sergey Brin were both cited in a recent New York magazine report that said the two were rumored to have toured a 4,000 acre property in Northern Nevada where organizers of the Burning Man festival hoped to create a permanent community.
“Elon has not toured this property,” a Tesla spokesperson said in an email.
Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who founded SpaceX and is the CEO of electric car maker Tesla, is a regular attendee at the week-long Burning Man festival. The annual festival in Nevada’s Black Rock desert attracts artists, nudists and partiers, and began this week.
The “Burning Many Fly Ranch city” is envisioned as a mix of homes and communal spaces built to blend into the desert where the Burning Man principles of “radical inclusion” and “gifting” would be the law of the land year-round.