In August 2012 Anusha & Benjamin, the owner of the Traveller’s Hideout in Miyanawatta, started to build a treehouse together with their friend Nils. They first selected a suitable tree and climbed up. Then they build up the lower platform and organized the bolts. The next step was to set the bolts and then to fix the knees. Then they connected the knees and began to build the bridge. Once the bridge was done they installed the stairs and then setting up the posts for the treehouse.
They went on with the whole roof construction and finally put on a palmleaf roof. In January 2014, a year and a half after starting the project, the treehouse was completed. Today, this tree house hotel has all the amenities that can be found in high-end tree house resorts, like a waterline, a kitchen sink, a hand wash sink, a flushing toilet, a bathroom, and an open air shower nearby the bridge.
The Traveller’s Hideout treehouse is a hidden gem lost within a small authentic village, surrounded by terraced green paddy fields, banana orchards and pepper-gardens. This tree house hotel is located 260km (7-8 hours) from Colombo and 80km (2 hours) from Arugam Bay/East Coast.
Monaragala is in the central Eastern part of Sri Lanka – in the Uva Province. The village near which the tree house hotel has been built, is located 10 km north of Monaragala town and enjoys from a good climate nestled between the upcountry and the Monaragala mountain range, behind where the dry zone begins. In the village there is a mountain from where travelers can see the east coast of Sri Lanka on a clear day.
The tree house hotel, nestled in a large Mango-Tree down by the small stream and surrounded by rainforest, accommodates up to 2 persons (double bed). Guests looking for a place for yoga, meditation, relaxing, reading, thinking and writing, should find exactly what hey need there, among the calmness of this unique and very special place.