The Solar House - Master Bed room
The Solar House - Master Bed room
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Are you looking for a greener stay in Mwanza? You are warmly welcome to stay at the Mwanza Solar house! Our home is equipped with solar lightning system, waste recycling and composting facilities. Located in Isamilo a calm and safe area close to the city centre. The house is bright, fresh and clean surrounded by a beautiful semi-wild garden. Two bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen. We are renting out all three bedrooms as work has brought us to Morogoro for the time being (price is per bedroom)

The space

//Note: We give long term discounts for weeks/months. Our place is ideal for professional workers, looking for peace of mind concentrating fully on research/consulting/studying

>>The Solar House

We are an adventurous family of three, renting out bedrooms in our eco-friendly house in Isamilo.

Best thing first: It is "green" - meaning it mainly runs on solar-energy! Sam is working for a German Solar company and has equipped the house with one of their products. Super reliable and powerful.

The house has three bedrooms:

Master bedroom: Spacious with a queen-sized bed, desk, shelf and a closet. It also has access to a private bathroom. Perfect for long-term stays or travellers who prefer a little more privacy.

Single room: Cozy room with queen-sized bed and closet. For single traveller or a couple.

Twin room: Simple room with two single beds. Perfect for sharing with a friend.

All room doors can be separately locked!

We offer a decent monthly discount!

There are two bathrooms (one of them is only accessible from the master bedroom). They are clean, tiled and have “rain dance” showers with hot water. Since the regional government has their residences and offices in Isamilo water supply is quite stable and the water pressure high.

Self-contained kitchen equipped with everything you need to cook delicious meals with locally produced veggies from the market or fish from Lake Victoria :)

Our Scandinavian/Tanzanian (Ingjerd is Norwegian) fusion style living room has a sitting group, a desk and a dining table.

The house has a terrace with a sitting area where you can chill, have a chat and a drink after a long day. Maybe while petting Otto. The outdoor cat. She is super sweet. The garden is awesome and the perfect location for a barbecue.

The Isamilo area is cool and safe. It is calm despite the busy city centre being just a 10 minutes walk away. We often host guests from NIMR or the Isamillo International School because they are only 500 meters away.

If you want to do exercise - the roads in Isamilo are good for running and Isamilo International School (just around the corner) has a professional, outdoor swimming pool. If you stay long-term you can join ultimate frisbee, soccer and other organized sports that take place just nearby.

….And if drinking beer is your favorite sport - fear not - there are several bars and pubs in the area :) The new and popular bar “Flexzone” is just around the corner.

The international language training centre is (literally) next door and offers high standard swahili classes for foreigners. They also have a small preschool from 8 am-1 pm on weekdays. Don’t worry we barely notice them after they are done singing the national anthem :)

For shopping Rock City Shopping Mall, U-turn supermarket and Kirumba market (veggies and fruits) are located within short walking distance.

We share the compound with our long time friend Damien and his wife Anna. They are very nice and helpful if there should be any questions or issues while we are not around. Also they will do your check-in as we are usually not in Mwanza.


Guest access

Guests have access to the wonderful kitchen, the stylish and cozy sitting room with dining area, an the porch with the fresh breeze. Also the garden is of course open to be used by anyone (we always do small garden parties there)

Interaction with guests

We will be available via Phone or airbnb messenger. For all quick queries just communicate with Damian (read in guest memo).

Other things to note

All inside and outside lights run on solar. Yet the power sockets in the house can be affected by power cuts that occur in the area. Talk to Damian, he can help you get your laptop charged.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 11AM

Please keep our interior in place as you found it, please dont shift any furniture or decoration. Feel free to re-stock commonly shared items.


5 Reviews

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Hanneke User Profile
June 2017
The Solar House is great - exactly what I needed in a good location. It meets all basic needs, internet is good, warm shower, its sustainable (which is a big plus for me). Great place to stay if staying for longer.

Cynthia User Profile
April 2017
I stayed at Ina and Sam's Solar House for a month, and I couldn't have chosen a better place. It really is the best place to stay in Mwanza, with perfect hosts to match. Location is close enough to city center to walk, but also far enough to enjoy some quiet time at home. Would recommend this place 100%.

Nicolas User Profile
February 2017
Perfect place in Mwanza! All the comfort you need. 2nd time we are staying there!

Nicolas User Profile
February 2017
Great place ideally located! Very safe area and cosy house. We enjoyed our time there, 5/5 would recommend.

Diane User Profile
January 2017
Sam and Ina were welcoming, responsive and timely in communicating. Their Solar home is a model for living off grid-- a lovely haven that's well decorated and easy to relax or work in. The best housekeeper ever (Mama Suzie) cleans efficiently three times weekly and did shopping for me. Damian lives next door and helps with travel advice and modem updates. Note Sam's online housebook with tips for swimming, etc. The master bedroom and bath are huge and the best value I've found in East Africa, with a great bed, cool breezes (with screens!) and privacy. I loved reading my African books and staring out into leafy yard from the veranda. Such a gracious, warm setting: it's hard to leave. I hope to return.

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Mbeya, TanzaniaJoined in September 2013
Ingjerd User ProfileIngjerd is a superhost.
Ingjerd is a Norwegian anthropologist and Sam is German working for a solar energy company. Work and studies brought us both to Tanzania where we met each other. Now we have a kid: Elise (aka little monkey). We have spent more than four years in Tanzania and Mwanza is by far…
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