A Snowboarder's Micro-Unit

  • Feb 15th 2013

by UrbanTurf Staff

A Snowboarder's Micro-Unit: Figure 1

A snowboarder in California has given new meaning to the term micro-unit.

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal covered the 228 square-foot cabin of professional snowboarder Mike Basich near Lake Tahoe. Read the article to get the full off-the-grid feel, but a few highlights of the tiny and rugged property are listed below.

A Snowboarder's Micro-Unit: Figure 2

  • The home measures out at 228 square feet with no bedroom and an outdoor bathroom. But it sits on 40 acres that Basich owns.
  • Electricity comes from a solar panel and water from…the snow.
  • His bedside reading — snowboard magazines and an appropriately-titled book called “Tiny Homes.”
  • The home’s two luxuries — a solar-powered hot tub and a personal ski lift that will take Basich to do what he loves best.

Images courtesy of The Wall Street Journal.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a_snowboarders_micro-unit/6667.

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