This house is a real family house, created by a Danish family who built and lived in the house for several years. Its organic and spacious, in the middle of the buzzling oasis but still private and calm.
It's curious and playful in its architecture and has lots of secret hang out spots around the house. In the cold desert nights, light the big fireplace and settle on the comfortable couch.
The house is located next to the Shali lodge, a five minute palm tree sheltered walk from center of town.
From the street door you enter the courtyard where you will find comfortable seating. From the courtyard you can acces all the downstairs rooms and the living space. The living space is a big room with open kitchen, a cozy fireplace, a couch unit, a dining area and through an arch you can enter the beduin lounge with floor cushion and carpets.
The roofs are flat and has private hang out spots and a beautiful view of the village and the palm and olive groves.
As a guest you have acces to two double rooms downstairs and one double and one single room upstairs. Nobody else is staying in the house but some rooms are closed for storage.
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We live most of the time in Kenya, but there is a caretaker called Miko that will show you the house and who you can contact through out your stay if you have any questions.
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We are interior designers and you will find many beautiful and special details from our handcrafted collections. We like simplicity in our designs and the raw beauty of materials and well manufactured handicraft! hope you will appreciate as much as us!
Please note that the house has compost toilets. We support a clean oasis and refuse to pollute with dirty water!
All rooms are equipped with mosquito net on windows and doors.
Please respect the rules of the oasis. Women are not allowed to be looked at, so should you from the roof get a glimpse of a woman, please step back a bit as not to disrespect. The house is in a residential area so please respect the neighbors and the local customs of the Siwi people. Please wear decent clothes when stepping out of the house or even if you are visible on the roof!
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We are a Danish family with two children who built this house and lived in it for several years before we moved to Kenya ( for school reasons) in 2015!
We have an interior design company working with artisans throughout Africa! We travel a lot but Siwa really has become our home. As soon as we drive into the dusty streets we just relax and feel good, we hope you will get some of that feel too!
In Siwa you will be welcomed by Muhammed, our Siwan caretaker who speaks English and Arabic. He will help you to get comfortable and can answer any questions you may have.