Montaigne offers a top tip for he (or she) who would keep themselves sane:
That man, in my opinion, is very miserable, who has not at home where to be by himself, where to entertain himself alone, or to conceal himself from others.
When at home, I a little more frequent my library, whence I overlook at once all the concerns of my family.
Surely this is why men have sheds. A man needs his ‘domain’ however small. Given our postage stamp-sized garden, the kitchen by night largely serves for me. But a shed one day would be nice. As for a library, a man can dream. Lucky old Montaigne.