Wednesday 27 January 2016

New window in, rooftop lights installed

Pic of the ceiling
New limo tint installed
Rooftop lights
Can't see in now
Can see out all good, not a bad spot to sleep/ watch the weather coming in
Party in the tower!
Me up top getting a selfie with the sphere

Friday 9 October 2015

New carpet in, new cabinet built, stayed first night

Watching a movie in the tower :)


Reskinned my app

Sunday 26 July 2015


Q: What about privacy?
A: original plan was to use electronic smart film overlay on my window that goes from opaque to transparent with the supply of electrical current, but for the sake of my bank loan balance, I held off for now.

Q: Does it have a bathroom?
A: No bathroom at the moment but I plan to build a small bathroom in the trees near the tower. I chose to exclude plumbing from V1, but if there is a V2 it may well have plumbing

Q: Could it have a lift?
A: Yes, for sure, my initial plan was to use a large hydraulic ram that goes down into the ground, with a lift on it. I didn't do this because of the added cost and personally, I don't mind the ladder.

Q: How do you get things in and out?
A: I use a rope/ pulley system. The tube is also quite large so you can get up wearing a large backpack.

Q: Can you give me a cost breakdown?
A: 50,000USD is material cost only. I spent 3000 hours DIY'ing the whole project.

Q: How can I buy one?
A: I had no idea so many people would want one, I built the skysphere for my own hangout without the intention of selling. Who knows, they may be for sale in the future! follow on Facebook to keep up to date

Saturday 23 May 2015

testing out the lights :)

Ramsay up to having a beer!

Testing out the Couch integrated, refrigerated beer dispenser for the first time :)

Saturday 9 May 2015

Solar Panels Installed :)

Solar panels don't stand out too much :)
My custom designed, semi flexible solar panels feeding the tower some free power
Queen size bed in place, nice view of Mt Ruapehu in the distance

Monday 20 April 2015

Window in! Roof waterproof seams in

We're there :)
View from the top. Black waterproof seams added
laying the window out, had to cut the window to length depending on temperature

Sunday 12 April 2015

Floor, ceiling installed and my furniture complete :)

Night building - welded the window sills in
My custom couches finally complete! 
Just chillin' up in my tower
Ceiling going in

Riveting the roof on. 
Covered up for the storm