Move to paradise from the cold north and move into a dream villa. Everyone claims it, but few actually make it happen. Linn Lundgren and Petter Toremalm are two Swedes that moved to Sri Lanka and did it right. Indoek captured it for their Surf Shacks series.




As cliche’ as it may sound, Linn Lundgren and Petter Toremalm are living the dream. For real. They reside in a turn-of-the-century villa tucked amidst the jungle, less than a kilometer from the balmy Indian ocean in southern Sri Lanka. They’ve got an antique Land Rover, a dozen dogs, and unlimited coconuts. But more importantly, they’ve got a speed that the lifestyle of Sri Lanka allows. At a pace that is steady and relaxed, the young founders of Sunshine Stories surf and yoga retreat busy their days with work and pleasure, but most impressively, blur that line making both one-in-the-same.  I was welcomed into their home with great hospitality and thoroughly enjoyed the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor. Their design aesthetic is a breezy mix of Scandinavian design (they are Swedish ex-pats) with obvious influence from tropics; native banana plants in concrete pots, white-washed stucco interior, big windows with great afternoon light. Their property is impressive, but cozy and of course close to the beach.


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