Mike Basich, a champion snowboarder, decided to take his extreme lifestyle and apply it to his childhood dream of living off-the-grid. So he decided to make his dream a reality on the top of a mountain. His house is located out on 40 acres of icey mountain land near Truckee, CA. The only running water is from a stream nearby and although there’s no indoor bathroom, there is a fancy outhouse, and an outdoor hot tub. My guess is toilet reading time is kept at a minimal This impressive, 225 square foot home took five years to build, and half of that was spent laying 175 tons of rock! Put into perspective, that’s about 350,000 pounds. Wait until you hear about how he handled the cement. Even the shaping of the home has special significance.