We’ve shown you a few cool treehouses lately, and this one – although not technically in the trees – is up there with the best of them. The inhabitant and designer, New Zealander Jono Williams, originally wanted a countryside retreat supported by trees, but didn’t want his creation ruined by the trees growing and changing, so decided to build it as a freestanding construction. He was keen to incorporate as much technology as he could, and the finished Skysphere is fully solar powered and the electrics (lighting, door access, and entertainment – including beer service!) are controlled via smartphone, and there’s high speed internet of course. Inside the single-room treehouse, there’s fun, coloured lighting, a queen-size bed, and a lounging area for chilling out and enjoying the surrounding views of nature from the 360° windows. Visitors have to climb a ladder to access the structure, and can use a pulley system to get things in and out, although Jono mentions that it would also be possible to install a lift. There’s only one thing missing from the Skysphere: plumbing. So, er, there’s no bathroom – but Jono is planning on building one in the trees nearby soon. The whole project cost around $50,000 to build – you can find out more on Jono’s Skysphere site.