The house is built of wood and mudbrick.Sustainable materials were used in construction.
design b+b (Room 2)
Hosted by Tuuli&Joe
Tuuli&Joe is the host.
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
1 guest maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Design b+b is a unique guest house located in Adjiringanor East Legon, Accra. Designed and built by architect Joe Osae-Addo, the house in a true gem in tropical modern architecture. Think a sustainable mix of LA/Helsinki/Accra with mudbrick, wood and a Bulthaup kitchen. We offer breakfast inclusive of the room and shared common spaces.

The space

Design b+b is unique. You will not stay in a similar space in Africa.

Over the course of three years on airbnb, we have realized that we attract a specific type of guest. Someone who truly wants to know how people really live in Accra, someone who is bored of nights in nondescript hotels which offer globally available amenities, someone who is curious about tropical architecture, someone who wants to share their story with a kind host family. If that is you welcome!

Things to note before making a decision to book::: This is a family environment. We are located outside the center of town in the emerging suburb of East Legon. We have very loving but security conscious dogs. Our staff will treat you like you are a part of our family!

Guest access

Guest has access to their own room in the main house, and the common areas in the main house, including living room, dining room and kitchen. Guests enjoy daily cleaning service and there is always someone around to look after you should you need anything.

A cook is available on most days to make you lunch and dinner at affordable prices ($5 a plate)! Guests can also enjoy in-house laundry service at reasonable rates.

The guest room is equipped with wireless internet, hot water heater and fan. There is no air conditioning or TV in this room, which is why it is offered at a discounted price. Our other listing Room 1 is available with these additional amenities.

Interaction with guests

It is up to you. We respect your privacy but can also agree to share a meal!

Other things to note

If you would like the cook to prepare your meals, this can be arranged. Our simple daily menu includes:

- Jollof rice with grilled chicken/fish
- Plain rice with beans stew
- Chicken/fish soup (groundnut or pepper)
- Simple pasta dishes

Laundry can be washed and ironed within 2 days for the following rates:

- GHS 1 per item: small items
- GHS 2 per item: tshirts, shorts and casual
- GHS 3 per item: shirts, dresses, trousers, sheets and towels
- A typical load is about GHS 20

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Be kind. That's all.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise - Light sleepers may be disturbed by noises emanating from the street at night (we have Louvre windows and open spaces)
Pet(s) live on property - Our incredibly friendly, but also security conscious dogs are a part of our family. They will quickly accept you as one of their pack!
Some spaces are shared - Living room, kitchen
Amenity limitations - Our water pumps must be turned on before you can have a pressurized shower. Please let us know.


15 Reviews

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Carole User Profile
August 2017
I had a wonderful time in Accra ! They are true host. I will come back for sure. I also enjoyed their cafe in Jamestown where you should definitely go. Enjoy !

Benjamin User Profile
May 2017
Great place in Accra. Very nice architecture and truly unique experience. Very comfortable too. Found no better place in Accra.

Tiffany User Profile
October 2016
Tuuli and Joe's space was just as lovely and beautiful as they are. You can feel the love and care that went into creating their home. Tuuli and Joe were truly divine hosts. No review could quite express our satisfaction - This is a home you MUST stay in and people you MUST meet. Thank you again Tuuli and Joe for welcoming us to Africa and your home in such an all-encompassing. We will be back.

Zethu User Profile
July 2016
The host was fantastic. I stayed in the house for a week. Upon arrival there was a bit of drama with the dogs, electricity was out and the generator not working. This could have turned out really bad, but the room (no.2) had all the comforts I needed although the shower is far from perfect. Breakfast was homely and additional meals were prepared at an extra cost - totally worth it. On the whole, the experience felt as being at home away from home.
Tuuli&Joe User Profile
Response from Tuuli&Joe:
Hi Zethu. Thank you for the feedback and the positive review! We have since fixed both generator and water pump. Welcome back any time!
July 2016

Veronika User Profile
July 2016
The house just looks like on the pictures. Nice! Cool and modern architecture. Joe was around and up for a nice chat. Our room (2) was good, except for a lot of mosquitoes. But the housekeeper Baba tried her best to keep the numbers down. Obviously it can be quite warm when there is no fan due to power cut. But this is daily life;) We enjoyed our stay! Thx

Thabani User Profile
March 2016
Tuuli and Joe were awesome hosts. Their home, and hospitality was unmatched. I know where I will be staying when I am back in Accra. Everything was as it looked in the photos, if not better, and they were always there if I had a question or needed anything. Thank you Tuuli and Joe for your amazing hospitality. Would recommend anyone wanting quality accommodation, and even better hosts for their stay.

Rhonda User Profile
March 2016
Had a great stay at Design B+B, the accommodation were just as described. Tuuli and Joe were great hosts and Baaba took great care of us. I would not hesitate to stay again.

Accra, GhanaJoined in August 2014
Tuuli&Joe User Profile
I am a Finnish lady living in Accra with my Ghanaian architect husband. Over the past 10 years, I have travelled the continent extensively. Joe still travels around the continent and world frequently. We enjoy both being visitors and hosting others. I have lived in 7 countrie…
Languages: English, Français, Suomi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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