Troy Styles and Vincent Vincitorio are always on the lookout for something else for their man caves. They were among scores of blokes rummaging around on Sunday at Tatura’s latest market— Man Cave Madness Garage Sale at Tatura’s Scout Hall.
Tatura has a new weekend market, but organiser Jody Vincitorio promised it would not be for everyone.
‘‘There are no plants, no doilies and no baked goods, so it’s not your average market,’’ Mr Vincitorio said. ‘‘It’s just man stuff.’’ Dubbed the ‘Man Cave Madness Garage Sale’, the monthly event started earlier this year as a way for him to get rid of some of his excess goods.
Realising one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, he put the word out for people interested in specialty markets dedicated to man caves.
A handful of stallholders turned up to the first event, but gradually the word has been spreading around Tatura and beyond the Goulburn Valley.
Last weekend, 13 stallholders were set up, selling everything from old records and beer cans to furniture made from parts of old cars and machinery.
Mr Vincitorio said the popularity of man caves was attributed to men just wanting a special place close by in which to chill out.
‘‘People build their shed and have the boys around,’’ he said.
‘‘If it’s a big cave or a little cave it is still a little escape.’’
Stallholders are charged $10 a stall, with the proceeds going towards the upkeep of Tatura Scout Hall.
The Man Cave Madness Garage Sale is on the last Sunday of each month from 9 amat the Tatura Scout Hall on Martin St. For information, phone Jody Vincitorio on 0423 402 023.
Chef: Hayden Styles, 13, is a master of the grill.
Entrepreneur: Jesse Styles, 8, has already made a healthy profit selling used hubcaps.
Sharp: Neville Stephenson always keeps a close eye on any man cave bargains.
Lighting the way: Michael O’Brien from Moama showing off his lanterns.
Cheers: Rod Semens finds new uses for old alcohol bottles.