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Imagine waking up on a houseboat in the middle of Cairo, graced with the gorgeous view of the great Nile river. 

Houseboat65 is a stationary floating house situated in Zamalek island and close to Cairo’s must-see attractions. The place is built entirely out of wood with an architectural style from the 1920s and it is suited for both business and leisure travelers.

Even a year wouldn’t be enough to discover all the jewels of this ancient city. However, a few days on this houseboat can give you a good glimpse of what life is like in Cairo

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The story of Houseboat 65 started when  Jerome Geyer, came back to Egypt from Europe to visit his family during the pandemic. “That’s when I stumbled upon the houseboat and decided to stay in Egypt and take on this project of renovating the houseboat as it was in the 1920s,” Geyer tells #CairoScene. “I wanted to create an Egyptian vintage living experience.”


The 25-year-old Egyptian-French strategy consultant and entrepreneur quit his job in order to fully invest his time into this houseboat, becoming an official Airbnb Superhost. In the process he taught himself woodwork, carpentry and interior design.


The unique space features Mamluk-era and Arabesque pieces peppered with kilim carpets and local crafts. The result is at once eclectically colourful and sleepily serene
~ Farah Ibrahim - Cairo Scene


Nominated Cairo’s most beautiful house by This Is Cairo
Most unique Airbnb stay across Egypt by Cairo Scene


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