GOALS: This Snowboarder Lives In An Incredible Tiny Cabin The Top Of A Mountain With His Own Personal Rope Tow

It’s safe to say that every Bro dreams of living off the grid in some way, shape, or form. Maybe it’s a private island. Maybe it’s a penthouse above the noise and bustle of a city street. Maybe it’s a McMansion surrounded by a moat of ‘roided up crocodiles. It’s the ultimate Henry David Thoreau fantasy.

Pro Snowboarder Mike Basich lives just outside of Truckee, California in Lake Tahoe. The 40-acre plot of land he calls home in the Sierra Nevadas is every Bro’s rustic DIY dream home. The cabin itself is small — only 228-square-foot — but he built the entire thing himself over the course of a couple years. It sits at the very top of a mountain, which means it’s about as ski-in, ski-out accessible as it gets. It’s only accessible via snowmobile or his veggie-oil powered Snowcat during the winter, according to Teton Gravity, where the video went viral last March. He has a rope tow on his land, though, for his own private ski slope.

Basich lives in backcountry oasis with his dog. In the event of company, there’s wood-fired hot tub. But the modern amenities stop there.

This, after all, his his pad in the mountains:

Bros, this is #GOALS

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BroBible's publisher and a founding partner, circa 2009. Brandon is based in Los Angeles, where he oversees BroBible's partnership team and other business development activities. He still loves to write and create content, including subjects related to internet culture, food, live music, Phish, the Grateful Dead, Philly sports, and adventures of all kinds. Email: brandon@brobible.com