I was told by a friend that all a man needed to be happy was a polebarn, an ice fishing pad/house and enough space for a pillow and his blanket. The ice fishing house/pad sounds very much like man cave, as they are termed in the last couple of years. So what is a man cave?
A man cave (also sometimes mantuary) is a male sanctuary, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, basement, or Tiny Green Cabin.
A man cave is loosely a male-only space to retreat to, watch sports matches, or play video games. According to psychiatrist and author Scott Haltzman, it is important for a man to have a place to call his own, referring to a male area to retreat to. Some psychologists claim that a man cave can provide refuge from stressful surroundings and be beneficial to marriage and committed relationships.
The Little Rascals had a Man Cave, except it was their club house; when I played Wild Wild West in my youth, my fort was my man cave; when my dad retreated to the garage to play with his car…that was his man cave; and now all those places have been elevated with the formal name – “Man Cave”
The Man Caves of today have high tech features, huge flat screen TV’s, bars that are fully stocked, and comfy seating for friends, internet hookups, and video games . In man cave law, No man shall ever cancel plans with his buddies at the last minute. Exceptions: You win free tickets to the Super Bowl, Carmen Electra is unbuttoning your shirt, or in cases of death (your own). For more laws, click here
Triggered in part by the “Man Caves” series that airs on the DIY Network, men across America are daring to visualize something they’ve craved in the most primitive recesses of their brains for years: A place of their own.
It doesn’t matter whether the magic happens in a basement, a garage, an attic, a shed or a barn. What’s important is that the man of the house gets a refuge that’s tailored to his specific interests.
The Wildflower cabin is my Man Cave, as it is my place to think, talk with a friend or two via my cell, a place to relax, to read, and to feel safe. When I started living in the Wildflower Cabin, it was my proverbial doghouse and developed into finding out how to make the tiny cabin better. To that end, there have been thoughts for improvements, suggestions noted, and different designs contemplated. Since I built the Wildflower, there was already a lot of me built into the small cabin, so one could say I had a special attachment to it, it was my nest, my man cave.
Here are some pictures of man caves. One of them is mine. Which One? The person to email me the right answer closest to the 27th email will receive a $50 gift certificate to Home Depot.