Our lodge was built by local craftsmen using sustainable local materials. The roofs are thatched with Sri Lankan Iluk grass. All our doors, windows, beds and tables were made on site from either recycled wood or materials sourced from sustainable forestry farms in Sri Lanka. Our estate is a blend of organic tea and coconut and wild jungle and in the five years we have owned the estate we have never used a chemical fertilizer. We have embarked on a programme to re-wild with indigenous species of tree and fauna.
The Lodge is grid connected but our solar power takes most of the energy strain and the estate well-drawn water is filtered to mountain spring clarity. We won’t pretend our eco-credentials are impeccable. There’s AC provision for those that want, a stunning pool and most of the luxuries associated with higher-end lodges of this kind, but we fully appreciate the human and environmental responsibilities embedded in creating and running a place like this.