updated 10/21/2013 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/21/2013 AT 10:15 AM ET
A man cave, of course.
Actually, more like a man corner, as Damon describes it.
“I barely manage,” Damon told PEOPLE before being honored at this past weekend’s 23rd Annual Environmental Media Awards in Burbank. “I do have a little ‘man area’ that I can go to that is kind of mine that they don’t know about.”
Rather than outfitting his space in movie-star splendor, the actor-writer-activist – and cofounder of Water.org – says with a laugh, “It’s a couple Sports Illustrateds and my iPhone basically like a closet where I go and shut myself in if the estrogen gets too crazy.”
Damon, 43, adds, assuredly, “The man cave is a work in progress, [but] that’s my happy place.”
“[We] just literally go out to dinner and just sit and catch up and talk,” the actor told reporters. “We’ve got to be vigilant about it because if we don t make the time for it, it will never happen. We just make the time, basically.”