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An Inventor Built a Solar-Powered, High-Tech 'Man Cave'

New Zealand-based engineer and inventor Jomo Williams worked over three years to design and build his Skysphere, an idea he conceived one night over a few beers. At 33 feet tall and 270 square feet, the project looks straight out of the Jetsons and boasts some novel smart home credentials: solar power, fingerprint access, a beer cooler that texts you when running low, and voice command LED lighting. Williams aims to consolidate these functions, plus a few more, on a single smart phone app. The project set him back $50K but, unlike most retreats, this one is mobile: Williams plans to eventually move it to the coast and build a house underneath it.

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