The first look at my home office/man cave

About a year ago the girlfriend and I finally found a house and got settled in. It’s not huge; neither is the garden or the garage. But there was enough space for me to get my own room; a man cave, office, and workshop, all in one! I’m very happy with it, small spaces spike the creativity, and I’ve managed to fit pretty much everything I needed. It has taken me this long to get everything together and document it.

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With a computer screen, Chromecast and recliner; it’s also a perfect place to relax after the girlfriend and kids have gone to bed.

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A pretty decent ventilation system allows me to smoke my cigars in here, which is pretty awesome with the long Norwegian winters and all.

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Good books and whisky also help make the evenings enjoyable :)

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I’ve got all my computer equipment in a rack, that means that I can stack it vertically; which again makes it take up less space. And the whole thing is on wheels, so I can pull it out if I need access behind it.

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My desk has two sections; to the left is my computer setup. Three monitors, I love a huge desktop!

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To the right is my electronics corner, I’m a pretty big fan of microcontrollers, electronics and all that. So an electronics workbench is essential.

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I store pretty much everything in clear boxes, making it easy to move it around, and see what is inside — my electronic components I store in small storage drawers.