It goes without saying that professional sport often comes hand in hand with a hefty paycheck, but not every athlete embraces the lavish lifestyle traditionally associated with their job.
Take iconic snowboarder Mike Basich for example. Sure, in his prime you could describe Mike as the typical sportsman. He was earning $170,000 a year for competing and filming around the world, and whenever he did come home, it was to a 4,000 square-foot house that didn’t scream modesty.
These days though, things are a little different for Mike. The American now lives in a tiny house isolated deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Talk about getting away from the rat race…