The Mudhouse

Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka


Step back in time into the verdant forests of Sri Lanka; lose yourself amid the thatched roofs and wooden beams that compose the structures of The Mudhouse. Built with only environmentally-sound materials using traditional techniques, the huts of The Mudhouse change with the seasons—slowly replaced and updated as the building materials return to nature. At nighttime, the property is lit by the soft glow of lanterns and candles, truly making you wonder if you’ve wandered into another century.

Every one of The Mudhouse’s structures are designed with relaxation and comfort in mind, from the indoor bathrooms to the al-fresco lounge areas. The Mudhouse eschews modern distractions like electricity in favor of a closer connection to the earth. The cuisine is sourced from the onsite farm, and every hut includes a bicycle for low-tech exploration of the property. Located near the Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary, birders will be delighted by the native species found near the hotel, while watching dolphins off the Kalpitiya Peninsula will help you make memories to last a lifetime.





Yoga & Wellness


Wildlife & Nature Immersion


Traditional Architecture





Property Details

  • 5 unique, traditionally-built thatched huts with no electricity, all equipped with binoculars, cool boxes, mosquito nets, towels, blankets, bird books and bikes for exploring the property

  • Dining and lounge areas with hammocks and mats in every hut

  • Western-style indoor toilets, outdoor showers and laundry areas

  • Onsite organic farm and traditional Sri Lankan kitchen

  • Solar-powered LED lighting after dark

  • Numerous nature trails on the property, ideal for exploring the lakes, the design and architecture of the buildings, and the forest environments

  • Rates begin at $190 per night

Rates Include

  • Local excursions and activities

  • All meals

  • Unlimited tea/coffee/drinking water

  • A private selection of huts

  • All taxes & service charges

Rates Exclude

  • Airport transfers

  • Half or full day safaris at Wilpattu National Park

  • Dolphin watching

  • Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary

  • Visits to Yapahuwa

Regenerative Impact

  • Utilizes local, sustainable materials in the construction of traditionally-built huts

  • Onsite, organic farm provides most of the food used in the kitchen

  • Invites guests to volunteer on the farm at any time

  • Kitchen uses locally-sourced ingredients and composts leftovers

  • Use of solar-powered LED lights

  • Continues to use traditional, labor-intensive practices onsite to employ local people



Top Activities


Dolphin Watching


Cooking Lessons

Wilpattu National Park





Member Perks


  • Jar of home-cooked pickles

  • Departure gift