Inside Zappos CEO's Wild, Wonderful Life

Tony Hsieh, who lives in a trailer and has chickens and an alpaca for neighbors, is revolutionizing corporate life.
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And finally tonight, he lives in a trailer surrounded by farm animals and only owns four pairs of shoes. This does not sound like a description of someone who's nearly a billionaire, but the man you're about to meet is not your average CEO. Tonight Rebecca Jarvis gets a look inside his world. Reporter: It's 8:00 in las Vegas. And while most of the strip's still sound asleep, downtown, a whole different kind of morning. I probably have lived ten places in my entire life. And this is definitely my favorite so far. Reporter: We're meeting Tony Che. He's the CEO of online shoe company, zap owes, who owns just four pair of shoes. And his favorite place to live, this 240 square foot trailer. Refrigerator. There's a shower, bathroom. Reporter: Inviting our cameras in exclusively to show us around. This converts into a bed. That converts into a bed, and this is your workspace. Yeah. The rent here is $950 a month. Reporter: $950 a month. You're different than your typical CEO. I care more about experiences than stuff. Reporter: Introducing us to his neighbors like his pet alpaca Marley and his chickens. So this alpaca runs wild around here. What do you feed him? He loves carrots. Reporter: An unconventional home for what may be the world's most unconventional CEO, investing $350 million rebuilding downtown Las Vegas. It was to invest in small businesses to help create a sense of community. Reporter: And just a few blocks away, zap Poe's headquarters where he has thrown out the traditional dress code. Instead, meetings in this star wars themed conference room. Who does the decorating here? We leave it up to employees. Reporter: It's all part of a big push by Tony for something called a holkraes. Essentially removing upper management and letting employees run the show. Do you ever fight with each other? No. We love each other. Reporter: The employees even dperm their own salaries. We have a budget that we are allowed. And there's eight of us that we determine how our pay would be. Reporter: So could this be the model of the future? You want to come to work. You want to be here, even on your day off. Reporter: Some say, if the shoe fits. For "Nightline," I'm Rebecca Jarvis in New York. It was the Irish poet George Moore who said a man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find

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