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The Lime Tree is home away from home to 38 students of various nationalities which creates a vibrant and diverse community. The Lime Tree has just the right number of residents so you will get to know each other and make friends, and memories. At The Lime Tree, everyone looks out for each other and become a strong comfortable community.


The Lime Tree has a mix of spacious comfortable single and twin share rooms with separate well appointed clean bathrooms. Most rooms either look out on an attractive garden or have sunny north facing windows. All rooms are sound insulated to make them quiet pleasant places to live and study. All rooms have good ventilation and heating. Bedrooms come complete with a bed, desk and chair, wardrobe, shelves, study light and blackout curtains. Single rooms at $200 per week, double rooms or twin rooms at $150 per person.  There is an excellent laundry ($4 per load washing or drying).   Bedding packs available for $150 – pillow, sheets, duvet and duvet cover.
Wi-Fi and power are included in the fees, and in-room mini-fridges are available to hire at an extra cost.

Cooking & Good Times

There is a spacious fully equipped communal kitchen and dining area with an adjoining courtyard and outdoor recreation area. There is car-parking available and an area to play basketball. The Lime Tree is self-catering so you can save money by doing your own cooking and you can make what you want to eat, when you want it. Some students team up in cooking groups to share the cost, effort, and to have fun together. 
All cooking and dining equipment is provided, but you are expected to tidy up after yourself. There is a separate kitchenette area for making tea and coffee, or to prepare a snack.

safety & security is essential

The Lime Tree takes the safety and security of it’s residents seriously. The Lime Tree is a secure managed environment. The building has state-of-the-art access card access, security cameras, and a senior student Resident Assistant (RA), in residence to provide supervision and pastoral support. There is a separate female only wing for added peace of mind. We value safety, respect of others and social responsibility.



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The Garden Rooms

Located along the inner garden courtyard, these rooms are popular with students who enjoy the zen-like peacefulness a garden brings.

The Karamu Rooms

These rooms offer views along Karmu Road. At street level, they are popular among students that thrive on activity.

The Smart Skylight Rooms

These rooms have smart skylights you can control with a remote and an App.  The block out blind shuts when you choose.  In winter they let the sun in, in summer they block the sun but allow a breeze and all year they only let the light in when you when you want it!


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Use of WiFi is expected for studies and enjoyment. Reasonable data usage is included in your student fees.


Limited parking is available to residents at a low  weekly cost. The Lime Tree has lockable storage for bikes.

Bedroom Comforts

Bedrooms come complete with a bed, chair, desk, wardrobe, shelves, study light and block out curtains. Mini fridges are an extra cost.

Kitchen & Dining

There is a spacious fully equipped communal kitchen and dining area with an adjoining sunny courtyard and outdoor recreation area.

Washer & Dryer

Modern laundry facilities are provided onsite. Washers & dryers at minimal cost.

Common Area

There is a cozy indoor space for gathering, as well as a sunny courtyard and outdoor recreation area when the weather is nice.


Residents are required to sign a fixed-term contract and stay for the length of it. The contract is for either one or two semesters (20 or 40 weeks); but other contract lengths may be arranged. Details can be found in the Application pack.

Cancellation & Termination Policies

The Lime Tree’s purpose is to serve students attending EIT and the Air HB Flight School. The cancellation and termination policies are clearly described in the Application pack.

House Rules

House rules are designed to create a safe and respectful environment for everyone while recognizing that our residents come from different backgrounds and cultures. See the Application pack full description. 

Application Pack

Download the Application Pack and email it along with your passport or other recent photo identification to We will contact you once it has been processed.

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