Free Community Lounge and Kitchen for meetings, worskhops and events

5 (2)
· 93 Richardson Road, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 1 hour
Kirsten Petersen

Hosted by Kirsten Petersen

SpacetoCo Host since March 2021

Ōwairaka Community House is a free local venue for residents of Ōwairaka, Mt Roskill and Mount Albert. It's provided by Kāinga Ora as part of Roskill Development and aims to provide a safe and welcoming space for residents.

About this space

Our community lounge, kitchen and deck is perfect for gatherings, get togethers and informal meetings. The lounge space has big comfy sofas and a coffee table. The kitchen has a large dining table and all appliances you would need to cook or serve food. The deck is under shade next to some beautiful mature trees and is a wonderful space to sit outside.

It works really well for community meetings, kids parties, book clubs, workshops, small classes, group therapy - and we're open to any ideas!

The space is flexible for lots of different uses, and you're welcome to make it your own with decorations or use some of the following resources that we have available.

  • Trestle tables

  • Additional seating

  • High Chair

  • Zero waste events kit

  • Wifi


  • The kitchen can be used for self catering. It includes stove and oven, microwave, sink and dishwasher, kettle, fridge/freezer and pots, pans, knives, chopping board etc.

  • There are some basic ingredients, but please bring the food supplies you need.

  • Please make sure you book enough time to clean up and leave the kitchen and dining area exactly as you found it. Cleaning kit is provided.

  • This community house has a zero alcohol policy.


The space is wheelchair accessible. There is a disabled toilet and baby changing area. The kitchen counter tops may be a little high for some wheelchair users and the door to the deck is narrow, but otherwise the rooms are easy to move around in. The smaller rooms can be used for breast feeding. Our intention is to provide a free home away from home for our friends and whanau that live in Owairaka, Roskill and Mt Albert. We welcome all sorts of uses of the spaces - from community meetings to kids birthday parties. Tell us what you need and hopefully we can help you out.

How we would like the spaces to be used

This free community space is provided by Kainga Ora to support the community through the changes that are happening in our neighbourhood. This means we support bookings from the following groups:

  • Anyone who lives in Owairaka, Roskill and Mt Albert

  • Charities, organisations and businesses that want to do something for our local communities.

Can I charge for an event in this space?

If you are a local resident e.g. a therapist, masseuse or organiser, you may use our space for free and charge people to attend your event/session.

If you are from outside the local community, you may only use the space for free events or meetings for the community.

This listing is to book the whole house and garden. Check out the bookable spaces inside the house, to find detailed information about the smaller spaces.

What's nearby?

We're close to the Murray Halberg Rugby field, Owairaka domain and the gorgeous Oakley Creek walkway. There are plenty of cafes and eating options in Mt Albert village and a large supermarket nearby. In the mornings we have a coffee cart in our car park.

Booking schedule

1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
5 AM
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM
5 PM
6 PM
7 PM
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM

Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and type, which will be shown at the checkout.

Trestle Tables
No Extra Charge (5 available)
Tell us how many trestle tables you need


Tables WiFi Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Outdoor Area Free Parking Coffee / Tea Toilets Kitchenette Available Staff Wheelchair Friendly

Suitable for

Exhibition Photoshoot Birthday (Kids) Birthday General Celebration Graduation Party Baby Shower Community Group Gathering Meet Up Meeting Remote Work Class Course Lecture Study Training Workshop Counselling Support Group Family Event


93 Richardson Road, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening times


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


Please leave the space as you found it and put the dishwasher on before you leave

If the bin is full, please empty in the large wheelie bins

All users must have a Health & Safety induction by the Hub Coordinator and signed.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan to be read by all

Agreement and keys arranged with Community Hub Manager.


5 (2)

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 3 days before your booking. After that, there are no refunds on cancellation.
Parking and Public Transport Information

There are some parking spaces and free residential parking nearby. As this space is for the local community, we encourage using public transport or walking to the space. We're 20 mins walk from Mt Albert Station

Space Terms and Conditions

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