A home to things we love, an ode to things handmade.

 
 

kip
/kɪp/

verb
to nap, the act of sleeping.

 
 
 
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A place to slow down and feel inspired

Embracing all things slow, sustainable and creative, The Kip is our bohemian hideaway in the middle of the Sri Lankan South Coast - with endless beaches and surf breaks to either direction.

the house

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The town of Ahangama, a little pocket of magical authenticity, having escaped globalisation and mainstream tourism.

find us

 
 
 
 

Jungle life, beach life,
and everything in between.

 

Considered objects, placed with purpose

The Kip Shop, open Tue-Sun, 8am-3pm

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SLOW FOOD FOR THe COMMUNAL TABLE

Supporting health and sustainability for both our community and the planet, embodied through organic farming and local fusion food.

the kiosk

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A GATHERING PLACE

Lifestyle, workshops,
creative community.
Indulge in all that happens

the happenings

 
 
 
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First, there were two

Our story starts with dog cuddles, super glue
and crying in the kitchen over breakfast.

Read the story

 
 
 
 
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Community characters

They’re part of the Kip family, just like the fascinating people that stay with us.

Meet the community

 

 

 
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We’re Earth Beings

Our ethos

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No plastic water bottles - free water refills and ceramic water.
Paper bags in bin liners
No single plastic in bathrooms. Bamboo straws and string bags in room

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Repurposed and DIY designs. Recycled wood - Wooden key chains. Sri Lanka you to challenges you to get creative and inventive

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Health-oriented kitchen, sustainable for both the community and the planet. Organic market shopping in hill country, veggies patch, outdoor compost

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We’re doing our best to conserve energy, using solar hot water panels. Our rooms have no AC but effective overhead fans.

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Championing local craftsmen and artisans through locally sourced, handmade objects. Inclusive community.

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Rescue dogs Delilah, Rubie and Foxy, and soon to come free-range chicken garden.

 
 
 

“Sri Lanka’s best-kept secret”

Vogue US

 

A home, a haven, a special place.

stay with us

 

Video credits: Phoebe Galloway Films for ZM Jewellery at The Kip.