a labour of love.


First, there were two - Phoebe and Seddy. Open mindsets and philosophical views (we’re both Saggitarius’) led us to Sri Lanka in search of the meaning of life - to embrace the things we love, be connected and become the very best versions of ourselves. We opened the Kip to invite people into our home and give them the opportunity to get clarity of mind - just like we did three years ago.


The Kip was a true labour of love; Started completely out of passion, everything has been done with sweat, blood and tears, and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. It took us over a year to find our Kip and we were so close to giving up. After nearly a hundred viewings we came across the old colonial villa we now call our home in midst of the Sri Lankan jungle. Rubie and Delilah moved in with us. 

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We always try to come back to our values,
remember why we came in first place.


Opening our home to other people to slow down and take time out from their busy schedules.

There was never a set plan for The Kip other than us wanting to bring people together, and inspire them the same way Sri Lanka inspired us when we first moved over. Our community is at the heart of everything we do - We do our best to look after them and get people involved as much as possible. Looking back, it’s almost as if everything was meant to happen that way.


Unified by a love for the Earth and the people who live in it.

We’re not perfect but we try to integrate as many sustainable means as we can, and do our best to support the local communities in the villages surrounding us. We travel 45 minutes with our rubbish each week to take it somewhere that can be recycled because there’s no recycling – let alone garbage – service here. It’s the little things Sri Lanka challenges you to become creative about.