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A Sustainable Weekend Getaway

30 May - 1 June 2020

Treat yourself to a wonderful weekend staying at the beautiful Eco Villa right in the heart of Christchurch, fully catered with delicious plant based food, three inspiring foodie workshops, yoga, mindfulness & a chance to rediscover the city.

 Discover new ways to live and eat sustainably, make new friends, learn something new, reconnect with yourself and reconnect with Christchurch

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Indulge in a wonderful weekend with a difference

Imagine lounging in a comfy chair, listening to the birds, overlooking a gorgeous garden reflecting on a meaningful morning of restorative yoga and peaceful meditation. Belly full from the most delicious organic breakfast & a smile on your face knowing that this is the beginning of the most beautiful weekend. Starting with a decadent Cacao extravaganza, followed by an inspiring walk around Christchurch with a local hero as your guide, ending with a night of talking and enjoying the most fabulous plant based food.

Then wake up and do it all again the next day!

After your delightful meditation, yoga and breakfast routine learn how to make your own vegan cheeses & then how to create coconut yoghurt and nut milks at home. Enjoy more incredible plant based food, shared around a table with like minded people. And to end it all a reflective talk on mindfulness and how to achieve in our busy world. Make new friends and reconnect with old ones on this unique weekend getaway.

Join us and make this your reality!



Chocolate is good for you!

An inspiring, decadent and nourishing workshop on Cacao and Chocolate with the extremely passionate, award winning chocolate ambassador, Oonagh Browne from SHE Universe


Vegan Cheese Making

Learn the basics of vegan cheese-making, and make your own flavoured spreadable cashew cheese with Flip Grater from new Grater Goods Vegan Deli right in the heart of Christchurch

Sustainable homemade organic plant based breakfast at the Eco Villa with nut milks

Plant based Breakfast

Your host at the Eco Villa will demonstrate just how quick & easy it is to make your own almond, coconut & cashew nut milks at home, as well as Eco Villa’s delicious creamy coconut yoghurt

…and more!


Iyengar Yoga & Mindfulness

Enjoy yoga every morning and dive deeper with a wonderful talk on mindfulness with experienced teacher and practitioner Erica Viedma


Resourceful Otautahi Tour

Join us for a walk through ever-changing central Christchurch and discover Ōtautahi's long history of resourcefulness and make something of your own


Delicious plant based food

Sustainably sourced plant based food will be showcased throughout the weekend which will leave you well nourished with a happy belly


Optional Extras

Red Zone Wild foods walk with forager Peter Langlands

Friday Night Dinner Out in Chch City

Relaxing Head Massage or Full Body Treatment

Rustic Herbal Bath Under the Stars


In your free time…

  • Take yourself on a street art walking tour

  • Treat yourself to one of the luxurious extras above

  • Walk to our brand new library with interactive touch screen wall, Tūranga!

  • Discover the Arts Centre, Sunday Mākete & boutique shops

  • Enjoy a free permaculture tour of the Eco Villa garden

  • Play guitar or read a book on the covered deck

  • Discover some of Gap Filler’s incredible inner city projects

  • Visit our free art gallery, museum or the botanic gardens

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Your Hosts

Nisha Duncan - creative force behind the Eco Villa, zero waste & plant based enthusiast, this people connector is an all round host with the most!

Anna Veale - chief welcomer at the Eco Villa, passionate believer in the Christchurch rebuild, armed with years of cooking wholesome vege cuisine!


Interested and want to know more?