Istanbul City ManCave with a View

The plan:
1. Workbench-style workspace along one wall.
2. Shelves. Long ones… lots of them.

OK, that’s not a great plan and it’s hardly complete, but I don’t think much of planning something like this. For me, it’s a no-brainer. I need a place to put my stuff.

Moving to Istanbul is not joke, and we looked at a lot of places before settling on this one. We needed something fast and cheap, and Turkish apartments in our target area and price range are often small, moldy, and half underground with discarded cigarette butts falling at eye level.

Definitely not ManCave material.

The ideal ManCave is definitely not in the city, so to start with, I aimed for the country. By that, I mean village. I found some really nice places that were just fifteen minutes down the train line from my day job, but the city has a certain gravitational pull. To be honest, I really don’t know how we ended up where we did.

So if I couldn’t get out of the city, I decided to go above the city. Way above it.

A ManCave with a View
A ManCave with a City View

On the sixth floor (or seventh floor, by the way we count in America), there’ll be no room for a cool muscle car or a motorcycle, but there’ll certainly be room to work, breathe, work out, or whatever else I decide.

Mostly, I’ll probably be fighting the temptation to chuck stuff off of the balcony.

Feels like potential
Feels like potential

I see a lot of potential here!

If you have any comments or suggestions on how I should best use the space, leave a comment below.


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