QUEENSLAND'S best man cave is the envy of Wes Haddon's neighbours who know it as "Wes' party shed".

It's not hard to see why Hot FM radio chose Mr Haddon's personal retreat in Glenvale as the state winner from more than 200 entries in its man cave competition.

With its laser lights, pot belly stove, pool table, restored Holden ute and EK Holden boot couch, the shed was an Aussie bloke's dream.

"It takes 15 minutes to get all the lights going," Mr Haddon said.

"The presenters called it a feast for the eyes."

Not everyone was as impressed as the competition's judges.

For the women in the concretor's life, including his daughter Rihanna Haddon, the man cave was something of a nightmare.

"We never see him," Ms Haddon said.

Toowoomba's Wes Haddon loves his man cave.
Toowoomba's Wes Haddon loves his man cave.

"There was a shed build before the house."

"We're sometimes allowed to have parties in here but if we make a mess, we clean it up."

Mr Haddon said his pride and joy was the man cave's wall-to-wall antique bottle collection.

"I dug up the first one and took it to an antique dealer who said it was pre-1860," he said.

"I've collected them ever since."

He said the shed was chosen by the radio presenters for its uniqueness.

"The car seat helped win it."

ORIGINS OF THE MAN CAVE

  • It's hard to say where the expression came from but it was used in the popular book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus where the author John Gray discusses the man retreating to his cave.

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