1 of 5 rooms in a house in which I live as well. This room shares a bathroom with another room. A small distillery is run out of the garage. It's in a nice and safe area, walking distance to many places (restaurants, grocery stores, beach, airport).
Experience Benin in the comfort of a large house. Interact with local employees in making a premium version of the local palm liquor from here ((URL HIDDEN) in a safe environment, as well as the other roommates.
The room itself has a double-sized bed with plenty of space for luggage. There is a fan in the room. A mosquito net is provided. The door can be locked and the house has a 24 hr. guard service as is typical for Cotonou. There is no hot water, but it is hot enough that this isn't usually an issue.
Guests will have access to the rest of the house including the kitchen, living-room, and terrace. Wifi is included and is quite fast by Benin standards.
We can interact as little or much as you would like. I work from home and am pretty busy but I or my employees are more than happy to help direct you around town, pick you up (or send someone to pick you up) from the airport, and give suggestions on things to do around town or in the country.
A basic cell phone with a local SIM can be rented, if desired.
Laundry can be hand-done by one of the employees for a small fee.
Normal house etiquette is fine. Please keep the noise to a minimum on weeknights. Please do not smoke inside, although the on the covered terrace it is fine. Please check ahead of time about bringing pets as I will need to make sure that all other current roommates are OK with it.