Jono Williams
Erika Owen
July 27, 2015

Jono Williams' solar-powered treehouse isn't really a treehouse. The only thing it really has in common with its forest-dwelling brethren is that the sights span far across treetops in all directions. Located in Linton, New Zealand, The Skysphere is one circular room complete with mood lighting and beer. Williams' design is a striking, behemoth structure that looks more suited on a film set of a futuristic sci-fi feature than out in nature.

Jono Williams

Jono Williams

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The space is small, but mighty: All of the on-site toys—high-speed Wi-Fi, a refrigerated beer dispenser, fingerprint entry, wireless sound system—are all controlled by a smartphone app. The entire building is covered in solar panels, which provide enough energy to keep the structured powered. The only thing it's missing? A bathroom.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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