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Motutara Road, Muriwai


Summer Artist Retreat to rent at Earthskin

Muriwai Earthskin is a beautiful sanctuary of simplicity and quiet amidst nature.

 Surrounded by ancient bush, the sound of the sea, and nestled into the land, is this magical whare. 

Earthskin Artist Residence is available to rent for up to three months annually to raise funds to cover our not for profit scholarships [ and care of the property ] given annually for Creative Artists, Permaculture, Terraquaculture, and Biodynamic training. 

The home is perfect for retreat, recharge and creative practice. It has its own artist studio which has wonderful natural light and is well suited to painting, drawing and graphic design.

There is a yurt for healing work, meditation and deep resting. Permaculture, buddhist and green principles apply within Earthskin.

Walks abound, including the famous Hilary track, and the wild west coast waters wait to enliven your soul. Great eateries, hot water pools, wineries, golf, and gannets.

Our House Managers, either Veronique, or Gerry, will settle you in.

Cost: $300 a night or $2,000 a week

There is an additional cleaning charge of $150 at end of stay.
References are required.

Check out more about Earthskin at: http://www.earthskin.co.nz/

For enquiries email me at : nancy_king@clear.net.nz

Or phone me on mobile: 021935333

There is no T.V. or Video Equipment, and only dial up available for your computer.

You will require a car for transport.

Firewood is  available. 

Sleeps three people





decking extending indoor outdoor flow shared ensuite for two bedrooms

Bed Linen:

Supplied; eco linen provided





Minimum Stay:

5 nights


Dec, Jan & Feb





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Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We include green room info packs We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

We hope to extend our permaculture garden next door... then further.... Plans have been drawn for native plantings to support the local lake and water way.


Sleeps three people easily. Two bathrooms. Open plan, and set up to be a retreat. Full kitchen, laundry, dining area and lounge. Beautiful gardens, surrounded by ancient bush and native birds. Eco linen provided. No smoking or animals allowed.

Total Capacity



Dial-up Internet


Walks. Hilary Track. Golf. Gannet Colony. Wine area. Wild West Coast Beach. Hot pools at Helensville. Horse Trecks, Local cafe and store.

Tariff Includes

power, phone, firewood


Motutara Road Muriwai Down a steepish drive. Parking for 3 cars. Ten minutes walk from the beach.
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