Transforming houses into healthy homes
Houses can have a huge impact on one’s well-being.
Scores of studies have already shown strong links between healthy homes and well-being, and as to how adequate lighting, ventilation and open spaces in one’s physical dwelling and built environment can help foster wellness.
For instance, the World Health Organization, in a 2018 report, said “improved housing conditions can save lives, reduce disease, increase quality of life, reduce poverty…” The World Green Building Council meanwhile earlier reported that “our home, both the location and the physical building itself, influences almost every aspect of our lives—from how well we sleep, to how often we see friends, to how safe and secure we feel.”
Amid crises, pandemics
Similarly, medical expert and Inquirer columnist Dr. Rafael Castillo pointed out that a home can have an impact on one’s health and wellness, especially in times of crises or pandemics such as COVID-19. He cited, in particular, the importance of having better home ventilation, which may help protect the dwellers against COVID-19 infection, and having enough sunlight streaming inside, which helps boost the immune system by increasing vitamin D levels.
“(Space is important because) it affords area for social distancing. The improved ventilation and aeration also lead to better mental and physical productivity, and less accidents too. More space helps lower room temperature (and lessen) symptoms of fatigue, headache, poor concentration,” Dr. Castillo further said in an interview with Inquirer Property.
Today, having healthy homes has become even more crucial than ever, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the community quarantine, which forced many to stay and work or study in their homes over the past three months. With no proven cure in sight however, many just might find themselves continuing to stay longer at home than usual.
Fortunately, there are property developers like Vista Land who have long realized the need to provide such spaces within the homes and communities they build, knowing all too well its significant impact on the residents’ well-being. Through Camella, the Philippines’ largest home builder continues to create such spaces, along with other amenities and features, that will help ensure the resiliency and sustainability of a home while still helping promote and foster wellness.
Spaces for resiliency
Given the health threats brought about by the pandemic, Camella rises to differ itself by giving you more than just enough—it steps up to offer houses with features that help build your family’s resiliency to external threats. For example, Camella offers houses with extra quarters that can be converted into isolation areas should they become essential. It also has provisions for sanitation areas that allow homeowners to improve their own safety measures and have more control over their surroundings.
Wellness takes centerstage during these trying times, but Camella makes it easier for individuals and families to achieve their health goals even in the comfort of their homes. Camella champions wellness by offering homes with balconies where you could soak up some sun and get your daily dose of Vitamin D as well as breathe in some fresh outdoor air without leaving your doorstep. Each lot also comes with green spaces where homeowners could put up herb gardens to support their healthy hobbies and habits safely within their lot’s parameters. These green spaces could double as your workout area as well.
Sustainable smart homes
Camella goes further to offer internet-ready, smart home suitable communities that are poised for future technology upgrades. Add to that the introduction of its Eco Bins—a waste segregation innovation that integrates disposal bins into house gates—through which Camella also begins its movement towards a more sustainable architecture.
For sure, houses will always remain a necessity. But it also pays to find a reputable developer with a solid track record who is able to offer you a healthy home you deserve, set in beautiful yet sustainable, future-proofed communities where you and your family could find safety, security and comfort amid this unprecedented health crisis.
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