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What is your housing like? What are typical housing sizes, locations, and commute times for expatriates?

Embassy housing is a mix of newer leased houses...some quite nice. All are close to the Embassy. The Embassy owns a six-unit townhouse complex called Sabliere with a big yard and great pool. Houses on the complex are from 1980 and are showing their age but still the best options for families. - Jul 23, 2014
Our company put us up in town houses in the center of town. These were newer and in decent condition and fair construction standard. Other expats we know live past the airport in the Sabliere area in single family houses. The American Embassy employees live in an older townhouse compound near the Beach Club in Sabliere. - Oct 24, 2013
Nice apartment and condo living. It's very expensive if you pay for it yourself. I would suggest living outside of downtown in Sabliere or somewhere on the beach. - Apr 12, 2012
Depending on traffic, 20 minutes is good. Over an hour is bad. There is really only one major route, so when the president is moving, the road gets closed down, causing a lot of traffic jams. Housing is big and nice. - Aug 3, 2011
There is one main road, the Bord de Mer. When it gets messed up, the city slows to a crawl. Commutes are generally not good, but not horrible eaither. Libreville is a city of less than 700,000 - so its tiny by most standards. - Jul 16, 2010