4 Unconventional Man Cave Ideas

There’s a man cave out there for everyone, but you might not know it yet. Cocktail lounges, pool halls and band practice spaces are common (and great), but maybe they’re not to your taste. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of possibilities when it comes to transforming a building from Cook Portable Warehouses into a man cave that’s perfect for your interests.

Unconventional Man Caves

Consider these creative man cave ideas:


The Brewery

The bar is a common fixture of lots of man caves. But why not take things one step further and stock your bar with your very own creations? No matter where you are you can get in on the explosion of craft beer. NOTE: Though homebrewing is technically legal in all 50 states, each state has different laws concerning it. Be sure to check with your state and local laws first before starting this hobby.

Not everybody loves the smell of boiling hops or fermenting yeast, though, so it’s probably best to keep it out of the house. That’s where the man cave shed is perfect. Set up your kettles and fermenters, build a bar and enjoy your very own brewpub. Crack open a cold one with the boys (or the girls) made just for them.


The Study

Don’t be fooled: the study isn’t a home office. Sure, both might have a desk and a bookcase, but the office is for work. The study is for the thinking man’s leisure and relaxation.

The study is a classic, sophisticated tradition. It’s a retreat where you can settle into your chair with a well-loved book and indulge your intellectual interests, maybe with a cigar and glass of whiskey, if that’s your thing. Fill your shelves with books and antiques, and decorate with wood, leather and maybe a marble bust of a man who also had a study. Keep it cozy, so that you can ponder the lessons of history and philosophy in comfort.


The Gaming Dungeon

Game Board and Dice

The man cave is often a place for play, but there’s a whole world beyond pool tables and arcade cabinets. Anyone who loves board games, tabletop wargames or role-playing games knows that things can pile up: rulebooks, dice, crates of miniatures and terrain and so on. And of course, you need a nice big table for your whole group to gather around. There’s no better place to put it all than a Cook shed.

Having a dedicated space allows you to really elevate the gaming experience. Let your decoration set the mood for your game. Set up a sound system and pipe in ambient music and sound effects. And keep the sounds of rolling dice and victory shouts from disturbing the Mrs.


The Sanctuary

Most man caves are ultimately a place to relax and unwind. Maybe you’re more into meditation than martinis when it comes to relieving stress. Turning a shed into the perfect place for calm reflection is easy.

Keep it simple and uncluttered, with soft light and calming colors. Decorate with a few objects that help you center yourself: candles, incense or images from your preferred spiritual tradition. And don’t forget to give yourself a nice soft place to sit. If you like yoga, throw down a mat.


No matter what your perfect man cave is, Cook Portable Warehouses can help make it a reality. With options like our rent-to-own program and pre-owned portable buildings, it’s easy. Let’s get started on YOUR Man Cave today!