SRI LANKA - The Kumbura Project

 

Since 2009, ​Eastwood has been working with Wageesha Kumara to create an Eco Lodge near Sigiriya in Sri Lanka, which opened in November 2011.



Wageesha and his family, who are primarily rice farmers, will now have a self sustainable business that will supplement their income during the dry season when crops become very hard to maintain.



Working mainly with indigenous materials sourced locally and using family and friends to help him build, the Eco Lodge is a testament to crafts and building techniques that have been passed down through generations. 



Food served at the Lodge is mainly from local farmers and is cooked by his wife, Dinosita, who is an amazing cook!



​For more information on the project and to book a room please visit www.kumbura.com for more details.

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The entrance

The entrance

Wageesha Kumara; Designer/ Builder

Wageesha Kumara; Designer/ Builder

My Sri Lankan Family

My Sri Lankan Family

Peter Eastwood starts the garden

Peter Eastwood starts the garden

My Sri Lankan Family

My Sri Lankan Family

The roof under construction

The roof under construction

Gathering grass for the roof

Gathering grass for the roof

Bathroom walls going up

Bathroom walls going up

The well under construction

The well under construction

The walls under construction

The walls under construction

The completed well

The completed well

Starting the second building

Starting the second building

The bathrooms under construction

The bathrooms under construction

The sump completed and covered

The sump completed and covered

Roof details

Roof details

The water tower

The water tower

Laying concrete on the floors

Laying concrete on the floors

Concrete finished

Concrete finished

Beautiful roofing

Beautiful roofing

The bathroom roof going up

The bathroom roof going up

The entrance

The entrance

The guests garden

The guests garden

The entrance

The entrance

The garden

The garden

Our first rice crop at Kumbura

Our first rice crop at Kumbura

The new roof

The new roof

The entrance to the rooms

The entrance to the rooms

Rice crop

Rice crop

The entrance to the rooms

The entrance to the rooms

One of 100 banana tree's planted

One of 100 banana tree's planted

Early days

Early days

The tree's I planted

The tree's I planted

The dining room

The dining room

The lounge

The lounge

The pathway from the main road

The pathway from the main road

Living area

Living area

Rice paddy

Rice paddy

The garden starting to mature

The garden starting to mature

The bathrooms

The bathrooms

Luscious growth

Luscious growth

Roof detail

Roof detail

Our sign on the main road

Our sign on the main road

Staircase to bedroom

Staircase to bedroom

Palm tree's are maturing

Palm tree's are maturing

Sansoni fabrics from Barefoot

Sansoni fabrics from Barefoot

Private living room

Private living room

Path to the bathroom

Path to the bathroom

One of the rooms

One of the rooms

Kumbura at night

Kumbura at night

Interior staircase

Interior staircase

The old roof

The old roof

The entrance 2011

The entrance 2011

Fabrics fro Paradise Road

Fabrics fro Paradise Road

Freshly planted rice paddy 2011

Freshly planted rice paddy 2011

Fish curry - yum!

Fish curry - yum!

Detail at night

Detail at night

Paradise Road dinner wear

Paradise Road dinner wear

Detail at night

Detail at night

Detail at night

Detail at night

Detail at night

Detail at night

Elephant at night.

Elephant at night.

Roof detail

Roof detail

ready for dinner

ready for dinner

Young garden

Young garden

Sansoni fabric from Barefoot

Sansoni fabric from Barefoot

Detail at night

Detail at night

Wall detail

Wall detail

Detail at night

Detail at night

Path leading to the kitchen

Path leading to the kitchen

Detail at night

Detail at night

Young palm tree's

Young palm tree's

Roof detail

Roof detail

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