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Living independently, together

Abbeyfield is an innovative housing model for older people wanting to retain their independence but enjoy the company of others. At an Abbeyfield house you live like a big whānau or family, sharing meals prepared by a housekeeper. Our houses are purpose-built for 11-14 people, providing a comfortable and homely environment.

  • Privacy and comfort in your own studio with ensuite
  • Nutritious meals prepared by a housekeeper
  • Connect with others at mealtimes and in the shared living areas
  • Affordable rent and no capital entry charge
  • Secure, safe setting
  • Freedom and time to enjoy life

Will an Abbeyfield house suit me?

If you’re over 65, have modest assets, and can live flexibly with others, an Abbeyfield house could be right for you. We accept residents on the basis of need and suitability.

Find a house near you

We have a network of 14 houses throughout New Zealand. Each is a family-style home, located close to local amenities. To find out more about a house, or apply, go to the relevant house page.

What our residents say

“Independent living in a safe, affordable, inclusive community. Haven’t laughed so much in a long time – it’s awesome.”

“Living here has changed my life for the better and I love the family atmosphere. I have found my home.”

“I believe I have found my utopia here at Abbeyfield … I have unwound like a spring coil into the restful surroundings.”

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