It took a little over 5 years for pro snowboarder Mike Basich to build his 225 square foot off grid cabin, the work during the winter was the hardest because of the cold. Basich designed the cabin himself based on the Golden Ratio, everything grew from that.
The rock work by itself is impressive, along with the native and natural materials incorporated in the build, this is a blend of engineering and beauty.
The cabin is wired 12 volt, mainly for the most efficient use of the battery power he uses. Basich says being attuned to nature means that he is able to keep his solar system smaller, going to sleep at dark, waking at dawn meant that his solar setup cost him around $500 instead of the amount he would have spent to be able to keep the lights on into the night.
I hope you enjoy this video of Basich’s cabin as much as I did.
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