Mariel Murias shares with us her MUMA Method – teaching us to use our five senses to make a house into a home. Read her story.

Why Spain?

In February 2020, I moved alone from Argentina to Spain for restart a new life. First I came to Barcelona to study interior designer because being an architect for 23 years and building houses is something that has always fascinated me.

And where are you now?

I am living in Frigiliana, one of the most beautiful white towns in the Costa del Sol.

After I finished my first year in Barcelona with a Masters in interior design during Pandemic time, I needed peace, nature and charming people around me. 

Mariel Murias

What was the biggest challenge for your move?

I left my grown up kids and my parents in Argentina. All the time they support me to following my dreams.

Do you have any advice for Women thinking about making the move?

Don’t hesitate and do it. The weather, the people and you will find your community to settle here step by step .

Tell us about your reinvention? 

In Pandemic Time, I reinvented myself.  During my 50th year, I created an online course in MUMA Method.

The purpose is awake the five senses at home, including the nature and be participants in the transformation of houses into a homes.

All my days I am working in MUMA and as an architect. Then walking in nature and helping Ucranian people in my Town Hall.

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Something you are grateful for?

I achieved my dream with my fourth kid as MUMA. And I feel so proud when a magazine or tv are interested in the original way to create atmospheres of well-being. I am grateful to my 2 daughters, my son, my parents and my friends.

Who would be at your special dinner party?

I admire a normal woman as me who have enough courage to restart in any place in any condition. The “common” stories for me are so rich. I’d love to share a dinner and talk for hours with them and theirs enlighten life

What’s your secret weapon or accomplishment?

I am sensitive and calm person.

Do you have a favourite mantra?

Just do it!

One thing you had to bring to Spain and could never give away?

The printed photography of my little grandsons

Do you have a favourite movie?

The Butterfly Effect. Because in the life are hundred of possibilities and ways to live.


Something you would tell your younger self?

Be proud of yourself, of what you’ve done it

Thank you Mariel Murias where can we find out more?

My website:

IG: mariel_murias


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Mariel Murias