Our Story

The Eco Villa is locally owned and operated by a young kiwi couple who made their return migration from Australia to NZ in 2014 to start a family. The Chadwick family were looking for a way to contribute to the Christchurch rebuild post-earthquake and start a business. The Eco Villa idea grew out of a combination of finding the property (“The Grand Old Lady”), our positive experiences as AirBNB hosts and our inspiration to contribute to a better world and create a more sustainable future for everyone.  

The Eco Villa tribe consists of: Evan “IT Specialist and Master Painter”, Nisha “Project Manager and Landscape Architect”, Jan “Task Master and Granny” and Armana “Helper & Smile Generator”.    

The Eco Villa has big ambition, with the intention of creating a business where everybody benefits, including the environment. The Chadwick’s feel there is a unique opportunity to showcase sustainable principles and inspire people whilst staying in a “home from home”.