About temporary villages
Temporary accommodation villages have been set up by the Government in to help meet increasing demand for short term rental housing after the earthquakes. Two of these are in Christchurch. The first, established in August 2011, is the Linwood Park Village. The second, at Rawhiti Domain in North New Brighton, was established in July 2012. The other temporary village is in Kaiapoi. A fourth village is under construction in Linwood, called the Rangers Park development.
Temporary accommodation in the villages is for householders (both homeowners and people in rented accommodation) whose homes are uninhabitable and need suitable rental accommodation while their house or land is repaired or rebuilt.
To register please fill in an assessment form online. Alternatively, you can call 0800 673 227 for assistance (Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm).
The temporary accommodation units at the villages look like small houses, and come in various sizes (one, two, three and four bedroom units). There are 22 units in total at Kaiapoi, and 41 at Linwood and 20 two-bedroom units at Rawhiti Domain. Fourty new units are being built at Rangers Park, Linwood.
The villages are designed to give each occupant as much space as possible. Green spaces have been left free for recreation and communal areas. Residents are able to park vehicles outside their dwelling. Pets are allowed, in most situations. Some units have high level of accessibility and usability for people with disabilities or mobility issues. There are also some partially furnished units.
Depending on what is available at the time, people will be offered accommodation on sites as close to their own communities as possible.
To view the pictures of the units at the Linwood and Kaiapoi villages:
Frequently asked questions about moving into a Village
Linwood Park Village Site
Kaiapoi Domain Village Site
Rawhiti Domain Village Site
Rangers Park Village Site