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

Brazzaville is made up of single family homes with the majority having 2 - 3 bedrooms. Houses in Brazzaville are not as large as some might expect for living in Africa. Most of the houses have nice yards, some with pools. There is a limited number of houses in the housing pool for officers and their families, and finding new homes on the local economy can be challenging. The homes are located in close proximity to the embassy (10 minute commute), other embassy residences, and restaurants. There are issues with water and electricity, but our facilities and GSO team are pretty responsive. Each home has a water supply and a generator. The generator will turn on automatically when there are power outages. - Jul 2020


Commutes are great. Not sure anyone has more than ten minutes. Having said that, this is not a post to come to for the housing. My house is great but others have more mixed experience, and the electrical work etc is pretty spotty. The current team has done a lot to improve it, and I sense things will only get better, but this is not the dream African post housing. - Jan 2020


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