OUR STORY

About The Lofty Nest

Visit for work, play, or just the Tiny House experience. The Lofty Nest will charm you with its tranquil ambience, five-star hotel amenities & special touches, and it’s ‘insta-worthy’ décor. This Century home was gutted and lovingly restored, using reclaimed materials, sweat, and love.

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Our Story

In 2020, Nanda created the Lofty Nest Lodging & Events as a passion project which simultaneously allows her to further support the local North Dundas community. This is achieved by offering Food Bundles and Experience packages along with stays at the loft. These additional accommodations highlight the unique charm local to beautiful North Dundas, while making local businesses easily accessible to those staying at The Lofty Nest. 

Built in 1910, the Lofty Nest is not only a Century home, but is one of the area’s original Tiny Homes at only 425 square feet per floor. The loft was purchased in 2020, and lovingly restored using reclaimed materials, sweat, and love. 

Nanda designed the loft as a tiny boutique hotel, a destination designed for small groups, couples, or professionals looking for a luxurious and calming getaway from city life. The Lofty Nest will charm you with its tranquil ambience, five-star hotel amenities and special touches, and its ‘insta-worthy’ decor. We hope you will come and visit this Tiny House with a mighty heart, the Lofty Nest.

Meet Nanda

Nanda is passionate about her family, her businesses, and her community.  

Nanda and her husband, Richard, have been married for 34 years. Together, they have six children – four sons and two daughters. Following the death of their 26-year-old son Robert from cancer in 2019, they decided to simplify their family life.

 Thus, in September 2020, they sold their school bus company, Wubs Transit, after seventeen years in the school bus industry. Currently, they operate two businesses together: Precision Diesel, a diesel repair facility, and No Limits Auto Parts, both located in Winchester, Ontario. Nanda is the General Manager for both companies and oversees all aspects of the businesses, including finances, marketing, human resources, policies & procedures, and health & safety.

Nanda is also an advocate for people living in poverty and supports her community in a variety of ways. She is a founding member of Linking Hands, a project of the House of Lazarus. Nanda also spearheaded a local build project called “The House that Love Built”, which was a project to replace a dilapidated home in the community. Currently, Nanda volunteers as a Community Advocate for the Community Foodshare in Winchester and helps clients facing barriers to income and housing. She also volunteers for the House of Lazarus, helping clients with housing-related issues.

Another way in which Nanda supports her community is by advocating for local businesses. She is currently a Director on the North Dundas Chamber of Commerce, as well as founder of Dundas Women in Business (2014-2019). She believes that a critical step in supporting her community is by advocating for the mentorship of women who want to be successful in business. This reflects her favourite motto, “Alone we can do so little – together we can do so much!” by Helen Keller.

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