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Mancave Ideas | Creating space for fun at home

21st February 2022

Creating space for fun at home


Mancave Ideas | A mancave is a space at home that is dedicated to fun, relaxation and maybe a hobby or two. Usually, a mancave is an unorthodox space that you typically wouldn’t find inside a traditional home set up. 

Creating fun at home is important, and a mancave is a simple way to do it! Every human of any gender or age to enjoy fun, games and sports. That’s why we’ve explored some great mancave ideas to get you inspired…



About Mancaves


Benefits of a garden room mancave:

Having a garden room building installed is a great way to create a perfect mancave space at home. 

  • Detached from the home for total privacy and noise control. 
  • Fully insulated for year-round use.
  • Cheaper than an extension or other traditional home extension options.

garden pub mancave with bi-fold doors



At Green Retreats we have 8 garden room designs to choose from with each design available in over 70 size configurations. This means we are sure to have a mancave design that fits your available space and needs.


Large garden Mancaves

Large garden mancaves are ideal for your bigger mancave ideas. Perfect for pool tables, arcades games or large screen TVs. A large garden building also gives you the best opportunity to create a multi-purpose garden room with the help of smart furnishing or our partition wall options. How about a games room and office in one?!

large mancave garden room


Small garden mancaves

A small garden room is a great mancave solution when space is tight. If your mancave plans don’t need large scale equipment then there is a whole lot that can be done with a smaller space. 

Exterior of Inspiration with bi-folds open looking into man cave with man on bar stool and garden furniture in front of the building


Completely customisable

Every Green Retreats garden building comes as a blank canvas for you to create your perfect mancave. We include all of the essentials and building options for you to create an environment ready for furnishing with whatever ideas you have. 

Choose from a range of cladding options, internal lighting, flooring, doors and windows, sizes and much more… the rest is up to you!



Mancave Ideas:


You might have your mancave ideas already, but if not why not get inspired by some of our previous customer projects:


Cinema Room

This mancave idea is fun for the whole family. Garden cinemas aren’t just a summertime activity when your cinema is situated in a fully insulated garden room. Get creative by adding a bar section complete with snacks so you get the full cinema experience.

garden cinema room with bi-fold doors


Games Room

Many rooms in traditional houses aren’t the right shape, size or location in the house to suit being a games room. This is why a garden games room is the perfect solution. You can design the perfect shape and size to suit whatever games you have in mind. 

garden room with pool table and bifold doors

An adults only games room classic is of course a game of cards. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a poker player but not ready to play in the big leagues, you could transform your garden man cave into a players paradise with this Luxury Poker Table from The Man Cave Project. Make your guests feel like they’re right there in Vegas the second they walk in (staycation goals!). Nothing says an adult’s or gentleman’s evening like getting the chips out and sitting around a poker table.


Garden Bar

With more and more people working from home, sometimes it’s hard to escape the working day. Creating a fun and exciting garden bar gives you an excuse to get away, relax and reset without even having to leave the house! 

garden bar in the evening


Garden Pub

Going to the pub is a Great British pastime, so creating one at home just makes sense! A garden pub is a great place to escape the stresses of day to day life as well as having an entertainment space to host all your nearest and dearest, even when the weather doesn’t want to play ball.  

garden bar with beer taps


Sports Room

Making space at home to fully appreciate your favourite sport is often met with some resistance from the rest of your household. Finding something that everyone enjoys is tough, so take yourself out of the equation and out of the house for that matter! A sports room can be your escape to watch your sport, play your sport or display all of your cherished memorabilia. 

pool balls on pool table

A sports games room is the perfect place for some light-hearted nostalgic fun. Look at adding a pool table or a classic football table like this one (linked) from The Man Cave Project. Indulge in some healthy competition to blow off some steam after a day’s work, or even use it to decide who has to cook dinner!



Start Designing

Online Design Tool: Design your building your way using our online 3d design tool. Play around with ideas and let your garden building come to life on your screen. Choose from a range of sizes and external cladding options to start to get an idea of how your garden room project could look!

Free Design Consultation: Our experienced and knowledgeable team of design consultants can help make your ideas a reality. Either in person at your site or via video conference call, we will listen to your plans, take a look at the desired location and generate a picture and a price for the extra space you are looking for. Book your free design consultation by clicking here…



Contact Us Today

Get in touch with our teams today and start exploring your garden building project now…

For more inspiration, take a look at our videos!

Our garden rooms are priced based on the internal sizes rather than the exterior footprint, making it easier for you to plan your space. The price includes base, installation and VAT so there are no (nasty) surprises when it comes to final payment!


Building Measurements

You can get a great idea of how your new garden office will look by using the 360 degree rotating viewer.

Also compatible with mobile and tablet devices


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Start designing your garden room today using our online Visualiser tool. You’ll be able to choose your style, size, finishes and get an accurate cost.

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