We are a family of three. I am a geographer and filmmaker and we move between UK and Egypt.
You will learn a lot about the current political situation in Egypt, about Bedouin-Egyptian relations and also about the role that foreigners have played in establishing the resorts of Sinai. You will be part of a tourist community and have some access to hotels and beaches etc but you will also be viewing it from the other - less glamorous side - living in a village populated with tourist workers (bus drivers, mechanics, carpenters, cleaners, shopworkers etc)
Are you someone or a couple who wishes to spend some time in the Sinai and who can carry out a few repairs about the place and provide company for our dogs? Staying in our house while we are in the UK, taking care of the garden and dogs? Are you genuinely interested in Egyptian life and culture and want to learn Arabic and discover the Sinai culture - Bedouin, Egyptian and foreign resident versions? If so then do get in touch.
Your own en-suite room (or self-contained apartment depending on availability) in a beautiful and spacious villa in a mixed residential community of foreigners, Egyptians and Bedouins about 10km from downtown Sharm El Sheikh. Note for long term stays the cheapest way to get around Sharm is via microbus so you will need some Arabic and general awareness of cultural and gender difference.
Sharm El Sheikh offers year round sunshine. It is also home to some of the best scuba diving found anywhere in the world particularly at Ras Mohamed. There are many fantastic diving centres and windsurfing and kitesurfing is also easy to learn here.
About 90km up the road is Dahab, a backpacker's paradise with a lively international community of diving and desert enthusiasts.
You can also go trekking in the high mountains around St. Catherine's monastery - built on the site where Moses is reputed to have received the ten commandments from God.
Or go off the beaten track on camel desert safaris with Bedouin guides.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
3 hours, 5 days a week depending on person and situation.