Much is missing from a life without a Den.
I have a grown up one which I call a workshop. Men in Den, or is it man in shed?
I used to make lots of them in the woods when I was younger.
I have many books on how to make tree houses but no tree...
So I made my son a bender from some birch in the woods a few years back.
He loved it and wanted to eat every meal out in his den. But then he stopped. Could not figure it out.
Then one day he admitted it was because of the snails - so time to build a snail proof den.
The sort of den I wished I had when I was tiny.