We are an Ecolodge near the Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve, a biodiversity hotspot of Sri Lanka.
On 6 acres of hill land on an old Tea Estate we are running a small, remote Eco Lodge, consisting of 6 rooms and a restaurant.
This project was started in 2013 by two hard working nature lovers from scratch. Since about three years we host guests from all over the world for about half of the year.
Besides hosting guests (which isn't all year around), we have some spices and fruit trees growing and plan to grow more vegetables to be able to live off our land.
We believe, that through Eco Tourism and self sustainable living we can contribute to raise local peoples awareness on the value of the Rainforst and helping to give alternatives to Deforestation due to expanding tea plantations and other mono cultures.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Computers/ Internet
It's a good opportunity to learn about living simple, close to nature in a beautiful place off the beaten path. Through interaction with our workers and neighbours it is an interesting way to learn about Sri Lankan culture.
To start our new Yoga Shala and offer retreats/classes from March 2020 we need help with marketing and would be glad to find an experienced Yogi/Meditation teacher with online/social media skills to partner with us.
We need help to look after guests (if we have some) and eventually decorative art work for our new Yoga Shala incl. garden work around the building.
Daily we need to sweepings around the houses and keeping the paths clear of weed.
Since we are close to nature, you should not be too scared of wildlife (eg. spiders, leeches). They might look scary sometimes but there is nothing dangerous to worry about in nature.
Currently the accommodation are two Hammocks incl. a Mosquito Net situated in the new Yoga Shala next to our sacred banyan tree and near a river. There is a bathroom and open air waterfall shower nearby. We have not many Mosquitos and nothing dangerous here so sleeping outside is a nice way to enjoy nature.
We cook vegetarian food like rice and curry.
The Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve is the local attraction where tours can be arranged on demand.
Uda Walawa is popular national park mostly visited to spot elephants, it's about 2 h by bus from here.
In the nearby village Kotapola is the locally famous ancient buddhist cave temple Getabaruwa Dewalaya, situated on a hill (458m above sea level) which is worth a visit. Or just take a relaxed walk on our local Batandura road and experience authentic village life. You won't find any tourists here and the locals are often surprised to see "white faces".
About 3 hours by local bus down south you can enjoy the sea with some good Surf spots around Weligama, Midigama, Matara and some other places. About 6 to 7 hours by bus up north the higher hillcountry is a popular aera to visit.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week