Archives for June 2013

Government Funded ManCaves?!

Now this is taking your man cave a little too far.  Some government contractors could have used our services in Maryland to help keep their personal and work lives a bit more distant from each other.  A warehouse maintained by contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency contained secret rooms full of exercise equipment, televisions and couches, according to an internal audit. (pharmacy express)   The EPA’s inspector general found contractors used partitions, screens and piled up boxes to hide the rooms from security cameras in the 70,000 square-foot building located in Landover, Md.  Thankfully, The EPA has issued a stop work order to Apex Logistics LLC, the responsible contractor, ensuring the company’s workers no longer have access to the site.

Before we launched ManCaves, we already knew that everyone wanted one because thy are a great escape and a fun hangout.  Since then we learned (perhaps not surprisingly) about the therapeutic qualities a man cave can have on its owners.  So maybe, just maybe, in this one special case ManCaves could have even helped keep their owners out of trouble?  Yeah, probably not, preventing government fraud might be a bit too much even for a man cave!

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ManCaves Media Coverage

ManCaves was featured today in the Denver Business Journal.  Here’s the full article:


ManCaves coming to south metro Denver
Looking to build a man cave outside your basement?

Three Denver developers have just the ticket.

Jack Koson, Matt Mullin and Terry Staples plunked down more than $500,000 for a 3-acre plot of land in Broncos Parkway and Adams Aircraft Circle, right across from the Denver Broncos headquarters and training facility for a new development called, of course, ManCaves.

The land is zoned industrial and the men want to take a storage facility concept and make it full adaptable to hold man (and lady!) toys like motor homes, recreational vehicles, cars, motorcycles, boats or even just a pool room where the buddies can smoke some cigars.

Mullin said the idea came to him after he tried to find a space to store and work on his car, but traditional storage units were too small and most industrial spaces were too large, at 5,000 square feet or above.

“What we needed was the right-sized space to do what we want,” Mullin said. “This idea came out of my own personal needs.”

Investors can pre-buy a space (starting at $55,000) and customize it however they want, Mullin said.

“We actually tried to do this in Salt Lake City but ran into some zoning issues,” Mullin said. “Of course the first pre-lease came from a lady … the name just conveys an idea and it’s a pop culture term. We didn’t mean to be sexist or imply ladies weren’t welcome.”

The developers envision a place that’s a man hive on Saturday afternoons, with the smell of oil and maybe wood from a wood shop.

“It will be built in such a way that there will be entertainment uses,” Mullin said, referring to the club house and other man cave possibilities.

The men have experience with luxury developments in Deer Valley Resort Utah, and other mountain residences including Ironwood at Beaver Creek and Ironwood at Keystone in Colorado.

Of course location is everything in real estate so having dozens of high paid athletes driving by daily, likely in nice cars, can’t hurt the business model. Construction will start on the 64-unit, 60,000-square-foot facility when enough owners have bought in.

You can take a look at the plans here.