In the desert there used to be a notorious outdoor prison where all of the prisoners live in tents separate from access to air conditioner! All they have is the tents to keep the sun off of them plus a few fans, however the televisions are powered by prisoners pedaling bikes.
The locale is absolute Hell.
I should know, I spent 6 months there. I won’t get into the details of why I ended up spending 6 months in a tent in the desert separate from air conditioner; What I will say is that this experience taught be more than one things, and one: that I never wanted to end up there again. And more than one: that I wanted to live as close to an air conditioner as a physically could for the rest of our life. I was able to make both happen. I never returned to that prison, or any other, plus I have never lived separate from air conditioner again. After I got out I found a crappy task plus a crappy loft with a window a/c unit. The a/c unit was in the living room so I slept in the living room for 4 years before I got a better task plus a better apartment, then now, more than nine years later, I am having a real loft built with our partner. And, I bet you can guess, I am having the best a/c that cash can buy installed in it. The Heating plus Air Conditioning people keep asking if I am sure I want a system this strong because it would cool a building 4 times the size of our new house, then yes, yes I am sure however thanks for asking.