Bret would like to create his own off site cloud storage at a friend's house. Leo says he can have a private cloud and there's several ways to do it. Leo also advises the File Transporter, which is a small device that he would hook up his hard drive to. Then it syncs with a second File Transporter hooked up to a hard drive in another location.
PogoPlug is another option. Both are secure, connected to the internet, and if he has each on either end, he can run them as cloud storage for both Bret and his friend.