Thursday, October 06, 2011


man cave noun 1 a male sanctuary (or mantuary) can be created in places such as the basement, spare room, garage, garden shed or tool shed. 2 a haven away from women where men can hang out with mates or just be alone to do whatever they like without upsetting any females in the household.  The man cave is often equipped with wide screen TV’s, sports equipment, music equipment and a beer fridge and can be adorned with trophies or memorabilia of the man’s choice.

Steve Hale knows that every Kiwi bloke either has a man cave, or craves one, so he went on a mission in search of the ultimate man cave.
He scoured the length and breadth of New Zealand from north to south, for six months, and discovered a variety of unique and different man caves owned by real Kiwi characters with diverse passions and interests. Here are some examples from the book:

About the author:
Steve Hale lives in the picturesque Thames Valley town of Te Aroha. He has enjoyed and endured a variety of occupations including bull hide flesher and pub bouncer. He played endless winters of senior rugby in the front row as a combative tighthead prop and was also a onetime sumo wrestler. The 36 year old is passionate about scrummaging, reggae, road trips, stout, painting and flame grilling red meat.

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