The Wall Street Journal ran a story this week about Fair Oaks native Mike Basich, who became a professional snowboarder back in 1991. He now lives in a 228-square-foot cabin on a large swath of land about 10 miles outside of Truckee. Here's a bit from the WSJ piece:
In the winter, it can only be accessed by a snowmobile, snowcat or other kind of tracked vehicle ... "I've eliminated a lot of stuff by choosing to have a small place and a big yard," says Mr. Basich, who has scraggly brown hair and usually needs a shave. The house is about 25% glass and lacks curtains, so he gets up with the sun and goes to sleep with the stars. In between, his typical activities include snowboarding on an adjacent hill or hiking with his Siberian husky, Summit.
Watch the video above and read the Wall Street Journal piece here. It's great.