Creativity – Retreat – Restoration



Earthskin Muriwai, our sacred place, nestles in a valley of ancient bush which creates an introspective and deep connection with the land.

Earthskin Muriwai operates within Permaculture principals – so offers the opportunity to experience living in an environment that capture rain water, compost all organic material, develops food gardens, worm farming, minimise all waste and uses no chemicals. No alcohol or smoking is allowed on site.

We offer Creative and Environmental Residencies in our beautiful open plan home and in the yurt for our summer residential. The house includes two bathrooms, one bedroom, shared kitchen, large living room, and a airy studio with good natural light. We have two log burners to keep you cosy – one in the house and the other in the yurt.


A permaculture garden is established, as well as wetland plantings are beginning to support the adjacent fresh water lake and wildlife in “Wiggley Woods,” where magic abounds!

Muriwai Earthskin is situated 45 minutes from Auckland, and it takes only 15 minutes to walk to the Muriwai Beach, famous for its Gannet colony, which is part of Auckland’s celebrated West Coast beachscape and Centennial park.


Nancy King

Nancy King

Nancy King : Earthskin Founder & Earthskin Creative Residency Co-director
Mother – Grandmother – Artist – Natural Therapist

My driving force as an elder is protection of nature and us within her arms.

Earthskin is an offering to community through creative residencies and educational support, to help steer our future toward a wider holonic shift and richness of being.

For Earthskin Muriwai I am most privileged to be able to co-create the thinking and outcomes with Veronique Desmet, to hold our precious place and people in sacredness.

Véronique Desmet : Earthskin Creative Residency Co-director

The co-creation of Earthskin Creative Residency with Nancy King comes from a strong mutual intent to support humanity’s evolving wisdom in today’s society.

It is a deep pleasure to create together. Our ongoing process allows us to experience and communicate at the same time, values such as creativity, ecology, sustainability, community and sanity.

We would like to thanks Judy, Robin, Antony, Sue, Pipi, Thaddeus, Bene, Danielle, Karuna and Tod, Christine, Amanda, Brian and Gaylene for their ongoing support.