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Nest is a centre for workshops and classes with various holistic and art-based themes, they are run within gallery throughout the year; exhibitions, musical soirees and seasonal art and craft markets are also on the calendar.




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Healthy Home Workshop

Sunday 23rd of June | 2-4pm
$25 - Plus complementary afternoon tea | Barista coffee.

"Healthy home for body and mind - design and build it right" 

Buildings can affect our health through physical, psychological and spiritual means

Physical through materials and chemicals that we breath, and thermal stress, Psychological through the effect it has on our mood and spiritual through nature and space around us.

We will describe the below points in depth to give you a better understanding and ignite your thinking of what should you consider when starting your next project.

1.What we breathe - indoor air quality. Products to consider when building a house, construction type and air quality for healthy home

2.Daylight and mood  to feel better.

3.Spatial factors where space isn't the same as spaciousness. 

4.Sensory nutrition of different textures and surfaces

5.Nature connection inside and outside the house

Izabela Katafoni

Izabela is a Registered Buidling Designer and Certified Passive House Designer with a passion for sustainable living. 

With over 15 years of residential and commercial experience with a number of boutique, award winning practices in Poland, Ireland and Australia she has a great knowledge on how to design effectively.

Her European background forms a solid base for her understanding on how to design efficiently and with purpose. 

Living in a 54sqm apartment has thought me to be very creative with a space we had, creating zones and areas that were multi defined and interchangeable. 

She has designed her own home with Structural Insulated Panels, which has won multiple Design and Building Industry awards. The process of building a high performing home that uses the Energy recovery system and PassiveHouse principles gave her an exceptional technical knowledge and insight on the home performance that she wants to share with all of her clients and help to educate them on smart choices.