This is where I wanna be! This is my dream house now. It is brilliant, secluded, peaceful and nature as a neighbor! What else you want. Mike Basich ditched his 4,000 sq. ft home in the city and self-built a 225 sq. ft dream house off the grid on 40 snow-covered acres near Truckee, CA to be closer to nature. He even has his own chairlift!