How To Build A Man Cave In The Back Garden

It can always be difficult to get away from responsibilities and the hectic working life. Going away for a couple of days, a week or even two weeks is great in the moment but you always have to come back to the reality of the working life.

Create yourself a getaway zone at home where you can relax, put your feet up and not have a worry in the world.  A man cave, or she shed, dedicated to just YOUR needs. To help you create your dream space, here’s our advice on how to build a man cave in your own back garden.

Where to start…

What do you want to use your man cave for?

Is it just an escape room for you, where you can chill out,  watch TV or simply just read a book in peace?

Are the cost of nights out, drinks prices and queues getting too much for you to be able to have a good night out with your mates?

Love a movie night, and dreamed of having your own home cinema?

Over the years we have seen some of the most amazing customer man cave transformations. Take a look at some of our customers’ great ideas and use them for your own man cave ideas.

The man cave pub 

The ultimate goal in life is to have a pub at the bottom of your garden. With a log cabin, this dream is possible.

Many customers add a bar area with lovely tall bar stools or a comfy sofa, so all family and friends can enjoy a drink or two. Get yourself a pool table or a games table for those fun, competitive evenings with your friends.

how to build a man cave - Log Cabin Pub Shed Bar

The relaxation space

A man cave can become an oasis from the stresses of your life. You can make the most of the double glazing included as standard with our 45mm log cabins, and maybe add insulation to create a cosy environment. Our garden cabins are safe to install electrics into (using a qualified electrician).

how to build a man cave bar - Relaxing Garden Bar

The hobby room 

Always had a hobby, but never found the time and space to enjoy doing it? There is always the option to split your log cabin into two. Therefore, you are able to have your own personal space for either a gym or workshop! Then, the other half can be for your social time with your friends and family.


The cinema room

With the online tv streaming world taking over, why not create yourself a cinema room. You can put your feet up in peace and catch up on any series you’ve missed out on. Or even host an evening to watch football or the latest movies with your family and friends.


Now you need to work out what kind of garden building you want, and what your budget is. If you’re wondering how much it costs to build a man cave, then this may depend on the type of building you choose, whether you’re completing the build yourself or employing external tradesmen, any optional extras you add, and how you decorate and furnish the room. Some may simply build a man cave in their shed, but there are so many other options out there.

Log cabins are the most popular foundation to transform into a mancave. It is a great addition to the garden as it looks visually appealing with the double French doors!

You may question whether your garden is too small or an awkward shape, but log cabins can come in such a wide variety of shapes and sizes there will always be something suitable. There are many DIY log cabin kits on the market, in all sorts of designs, enabling you to construct your own off the shelf man cave building.


Why choose Dunster House? 

  • All our log cabins are made from slow grown spruce. Whereas, some of our competitors like to use a mix or just cheap pine.

  • All our log cabin windows and doors feature multi-point locking systems and are glazed with toughened glass. We don’t use cheap plastics or thin horticultural glass, like some others do.

  • No need to worry about planning permission, as most of our garden log cabins are under 2.5m tall. However, if in doubt contact your local authority.

  • Our log cabins come with everything. You get the roof, flooring, and necessary fixings all included to make your building experience even easier.

With all our log cabins there are optional extras that you can add. For example, if you are looking for your cabin to hold the warmth, you can get insulation put in to reduce the chill. However, we do tell a lot of our customers that a small oil radiator is adequate to keep the room toasty. Also, we have the option to add cabin furniture like the bar area, an eco guttering system etc.

Check out our full range of log cabins and see if there is something to suit your backyard.



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