Bored tradie builds the ultimate man cave his backyard while stuck off work during Melbourne’s lockdown
- Young Melbourne tradie Mikee Carlo built the epic man cave in his backyard
- With the help of two friends he built the shed from scratch over lockdown
- The impressive DIY project is complete with a TV, fairy lights and beanbags
A bored tradie built an epic man cave during Melbourne’s snap two-week lockdown, complete with a TV, fairy lights, and beanbags.
Mikee Carlo, a carpenter, documented the process on his TikTok account and shared the final result with his followers on Wednesday.
‘So I built a man cave during lockdown and here’s how it went’, the video caption reads, as he and two friends lay long plywood beams in his backyard.
Mikee Carlo, a dancer and carpenter from Melbourne, has shared how he built the ultimate man cave in his backyard during lockdown
The tradies constructed the man cave from the bottom up, installing four walls, a roof, and a front door.
Mikee cut more wood to reinforce the walls, before running electrical wiring through the space to power a tv and lights.
The carpenter packs the walls with sound shield to improve the acoustics inside and keep the space warm.
Once power-points are installed, Mikee decorates the shed with fairy lights, curtains, a rug, a large TV and some chairs.
To personalise his epic man cave, he lines the walls with posters and places a large blue beanbag in one corner.
The talented tradie is seen running electrical wiring through the man cave to power lights and a tv, and then installing power-points
The tradie’s impressive lockdown project quickly attracted the attention of more than a million TikTok users, who shared their thoughts in the comments.
‘The talent is unreal’, one user wrote.
‘Sheesh, that’s it. I’m going to Bunnings and building one’, another inspired user commented.
‘Man’s doing two or three trades at once. Keep up the good work!’, another wrote.
‘He just added $500,000 to the value of his property’, a fourth user commented.
Mikee has since posted videos of himself using his new space, by practising freestyle routines as part of his dance troupe, Gnome Boys.
The Melbourne dancer had help from his friends installing the roof onto the epic man cave
Mikee showed his TikTok followers the final product, complete with furniture, a rug, a large flat-screen tv, posters and fairy lights