The SpaceThe house has a small garden and a long porch with access to all the entrances of your different facilities. Even better, it is directed so you can get the afternoon sun and sunset. There is space for one additional car in the compound.
The bedroom is simple, 7 square-meters with a 120cm wide bed, shelves for clothes, reading-lamp, available chairs for in- or outside usage, a table/desk for working can be provided. We'll share a kitchen with all sorts of equipment. You have a bathroom next door with hot shower. Your clothes may be hand-washed by our maid for a small fee (3-6$) depending on the amount.
We're a couple from Norway - Vemund and Ethiopia - Frewoyni. We're working on music, language, events, journalism, book-project and much more here in Addis.
Don't hesitate to contact us for any additional questions! Guest AccessNext to your room you have a clean bathroom with a hot shower, toilet and a sink outside. Note: Water and electricity is still on and off usually for shorter periods in Addis. Then there's a kitchen nearly next to your room, shared with us, it has all the equipment you'd need for cooking or making refreshments, we'll share some space in the fridge for your groceries. We'll also organize washing of clothes for a reasonable fee.
You can come and go as you like, with your own key. You're also welcome to invite friends over for the day. Be aware that our dog, Tisu, needs to get accustomed to new people coming through though :) Interaction with GuestsWe respect your privacy and freedom, you'll get your own keys, and we will be helpful to point you in the right directions of what it might be that you'd be interested in. We'd also wish to give you the experience you're hoping for and with our knowledge about town and Ethiopia in general we're positive that you'll have a good time. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is peaceful and pretty, it's on the hillside on the way up to some hilltops and a forest, perfect for trekking with an amazing view of Addis. There are small shops only 100 meters away with basic selections and a little more advanced supermarkets within 5-10minutes walking distance. There you'll also find internet spots, restaurants, bars and much more. Getting AroundOur house is placed up in the hillside amongst big trees in fresh air next to the Russian Embassy in Kebena area. It's only a 3-4 minute walk down to the big road which will take you anywhere with a Taxi or Minibus. A minibus to Arrat- or Siddist Kilo or to Megenagna is approx 5-10 minutes away. A Contract-Taxi to Meskel Square or to Tele Bole is 10-15 minutes away. Walking or biking around our neighborhood is safe. All the taxies will also know the embassies which are close to our house.
Prices for a minibus ride ranges from 1,50etb - 4-5etb. Short taxi rides start from 70etb to longer ones for 3-400etb. Other Things to NoteWe prefer guests who are staying longer than a couple of days, so we might reject your request if days desired are a long way ahead in time to keep it open for longterm stayers.
Key deposit of 10$ (200etb) will be asked upon arrival.