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A Tech Entrepreneur Rehabs an Off-Grid Dome Home in Joshua Tree

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After buying an abandoned dome near Joshua Tree, Sam Friedman helmed the overhaul of the 1,600-square-foot structure himself. In addition to pulling permits, drawing up plans, and developing solar and gray-water systems, the job involved a hefty dose of DIY. "I wanted to build something I could touch," the former app creator says. "I love anything that’s technical. I learned as I went along."