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Lagos Nigeria

Listing # 141832

Rates From USD 500 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

En Suite Room in Artist's Flat in Lagos

This is a spacious, gorgeous, vintage, tropical modernist, top-floor flat in Yaba, Lagos. There is one bedroom available, it is en-suite with its own bathroom. This is a three bedroom flat filled with artists, academics and luminaries. There's an incredible library and decent art collection. There is a fourth bedroom that serves as an office; a spacious living room, a wide, gorgeous balcony with a garden and a distant view of the lagoon.

It is very close to UNILAG, the Center for Contemporary Art, the railway compound, and the Yaba tech hubs. It is the closest neighborhood to the islands that is on the mainland, so it takes 15 minutes if there's no traffic. The street is a cul-de-sac so it is quiet for the neighborhood. The building is owned by a local king and is full of young, middle class families--professors, civil servants, etc. so security is good. There is a gate man and the street is also guarded with gates at night.

There is an inverter so there is mostly 24 hour light and a back up drum for any water shortages. There are fans, but no AC. It is a slightly rustic feel, the floor tilts, but it is intentionally grounded in Lagosian history and architecture and it's a very special home. It is a sanctuary in the bustle of the city and a space for expansive thinking, dreaming, grounding, and rest. It's been home to so many lovely thinkers over the years. You are blessed as you enter.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 until Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 day(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Lagos
Postal Code - State or Province LA
Country Nigeria
Neighborhood Keywords
Closest University UNILAG
University nearby Yaba Tech

Rental Price:

USD 500 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
or $200 / week for short term
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home


  • Washer
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Other:


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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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I am a writer and photographer. I'm in literary and art worlds mostly, I'm a former journalist at work on my first book, which is a novel. I write essays and criticism and fiction for outlets ranging from the New York Times to journals from the Harvard School of Design. See my website for a deep portfolio. I've worked across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. I keep a home in Lagos, Nigeria. I think Sabbatical homes is a lovely resource because thinkers live differently.

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