Outside the Siwa Villa
Siwa Villa is completely surrounded by the old town of Siwa.
The dictionary explanation for the word ‘Villa’ is ‘A large house and gardens with a focus on leisure and relaxing’, there is no mention of what a villa is made of – so technically it is a villa, but I bet you’ve never been in a villa made of mud before.
There is an area for parking for up to two jeeps in the front of the villa if needed. There are donkey stables across the road from the villa.
The villa covers 130 square meters, providing a large amount of living space for up to ten people. Up on the roof there is also an open 130 square meters space for your personal use.
Egypt is in Africa after all. This area in the Villa is a quite ‘sun free’ area away from the world and is cool in the evenings and most of the day. The roof is local bamboo held up by olive branches.
Siwa Villa is surrounded by the old part of the town called the Shali. To the front of the villa you have the very old part that is now a protected area and lit up at night. To the side and back the houses are all made of mud and have not changed their ways for hundreds of years.