Tim Eddy is one of the most fun loving snowboarders we’ve ever met. He’s always smiling, laughing, and motivating others to have a good time. Lately he’s been skating, doing yoga, enjoying local hot springs, and “getting ready to rip the hell out of the slopes retreat!”. He recently acquired some land in Lake Tahoe and is creating his own CHILLDERNESS spot. Upon hearing this, we hit him up:
What was the motivation to acquire this land and build a cabin, rather than just get an apt in town?
Freedom! I just wanted to live the way that I wanted to live and be able to do the things I wanted to do. I always had a vision of living simple and living with minimal resources. Like Solar electricity, wood stove for heating and cooking, harvesting rain and snow for water, living in a small functional space where I don't have many things and it forces me to spend most of my time in the great outdoors. Also I wanted the freedom to build and create whatever I wanted. After the cabin, it's a concrete skatepark, zip-line, mtn bike course which will be a banked slalom rhythm course in the winter, garden, some animals and the list goes on.
Are you going to ride the resorts at all, or just ride your front/back yard?
I'm gonna rip all the peaks that I can whether it's chairlifts, splitboard, snowshoes, hover board, but there will always be radical sessions with the bros at the land. That will be a never ending project of stoke!
Has any wildlife visited you?
Yeah! This past spring we had a bear lurking around, tons of deer, coyotes, all kinds of birds, bats, hungry squirrels and raccoons. Oh yeah and a samsquantch. He's a distant cousin of sasquatch with antlers.
Are you putting in cable tv?
What other entertainment will you have? No cable tv, no internets, just books, music, cooking, chopping fire wood, stretching, talking, exploring, pondering, creating, and a whole lot of boardsports!
What makes you happy in life?
Life's a garden, dig it!