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The Man Cave

Updated on August 16, 2011

Yes You have all heard the term Man Cave before. It is a place a male can go to unwind, relax goof off or whatever. Commonly Man Caves are found in basements or garages.. What would bring me, a female, to write about such a topic? Lets just say I now get to experience the man cave first hand.

The Urban Dictionary gives several definitions to the concept of the man cave.  Most definitions include the a man needed a space of his own or a place for an emotional outlet.


My significant other and I were looking to buy a house. We found one with appropriate amount of bedrooms and a large yard. Of course the selling point was a building that sat out by itself that intended to be a workshop. My man saw it and instantly he claimed it as his own. we bought the house and moved in. Before even all the boxes were unpacked inside the house he would be outside working on his man cave! Like a kid building a tree house, he would spend an hour or so every night furnishing or decorating his abode. The room inside the building is rather large complete with exhaust fan and air conditioner. The walls are lined with cardboard that serves as insulation. There are two rather long wooden shelves that my man is converting into beds. Eh? He is going to have company stay in the man cave?

the Man-Cave
the Man-Cave

 We have been in our home three weeks now that the Man-cave has cable and a flat screen TV!  Oddly he did not like my  offer of a rug and halogen lamp... not manly enough??  He has told all of his friends about his new home and commonly refers to his new abode as the Doghouse!  I am anxious to see how the "Doghouse" turns out...

When I googled the term Man-Cave I was surprised how popular it is right Now. I have included some websites and video on the topic.   There are several websites dedicated to the Man Cave.. including a site from Do it Yourself.  There is an entire show on how to make a Man Cave.  Hmm I wonder if I could talk someone into coming over and helping my guy out.

 Below are some pictures of Celebrity  Man-Caves..


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      mts1098 5 years ago

      What can I say...we are simple creatures that like an undecorated space of our own - call it doghouse or cave :)

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      mtsi1098 6 years ago

      I had to stop by and read this hub since I have a man cave and started writing a hub on the topic. I wanted to use the same title but settled on My Man Cave. My pictures are more primitive but the idea is the same...thanks for the hub and I would be happy to help construct another man cave :)

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      Christina_Moore 7 years ago

      At first, I wasn’t too sure why my husband needed a man cave, but now that football season is in full effect, I am glad he built one! His buddies will come over, drink a few beers, watch the games and eat lots and lots of food. The man cave craze is actually pretty funny. Supposedly, cavemen use to have a room of their own as well. Shows how much men have evolved!

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      Bill Mello 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      I used to aspire to building a hunting lodge on a mountainside, but now I just want a 14x20 man cave with a brew pub in it. You've given me hope that it might actually happen. Thanks!

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      Wendi M 8 years ago from New Hampshire

      Really enjoyed your Man Cave hub. My significant other uses his Man Cave to store the true "loves" of his life...ALL THINGS WITH MOTORS! That's ok though because we live in New Hampshire, it isn't he has to come inside with me for a good portion of the year.

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      I think the old DIY bomb shelters were these. I like the out of doors myself and when indoors my 'cave' has a warm women with a nice cozy spot for us both. Actually it is her cave and she allows me to share it with her.