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My DIY Off-Grid Mountain Homestead and Chairlift

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Pro snowboarder Mike Basich has been pushing boundaries on and off the snow for the past 20 years and has come to be known as the DIY guru of the snowboarding community. His largest-scale venture has been building an off-grid cabin deep in the Sierra Nevadau2014complete with self-made chairliftu2014and more recently has made a tiny house on a trailer.

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Mike Basich — Pro Snowboarder and Maker in Chief

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Mr. Basich grew up in Fair Oaks, Calif., near Sacramento, and became a professional snowboarder in 1991. He competed until 2000 but quit to focus on backcountry riding. Today, sponsors like Flow Snowboards and GoPro pay him to travel the world taking self-portraits of his snowboarding that they use to promote their products.

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