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Notes from Mandala

Welcome to Our Green Round Home (blog and house!)

    “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu     How did this all begin? Well, Lars owns a company , Mandala Homes. He’s been involved in designing and building many homes – green, rectangular, round, timberframe, prefab, site-built, you name it-over the course of 20 years.  It was time

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    Green Building Practices and Techniques

      Envi­ron­men­tal Issues   June 12 2011. Lars Chose and Rachel Ross of Man­dala Homes were invited to speak on the topic of Green Build­ing Prac­tices by Verge Per­ma­cul­ture. This dis­cus­sion was a por­tion of the Per­ma­cul­ture Design Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Course. Verge..

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      Article about MCH in Kootenay Association For Science and Technology

        Man­dala Cus­tom Homes Round Homes Man­dala Homes started in 2000 as a com­pany that designs and pre builds faceted round homes and then ships them to the build­ing site where they are assem­bled and fin­ished.  We design and pre-craft our homes in our pro­duc­tion facil­ity in Nel­son, B.C. and ship our homes world­wide.  Man­dala pri­mar­ily builds round

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        Interview; Energy Advisor for Mandala Homes

          Our Energy Advi­sor is an impor­tant part of the Man­dala team. An impor­tant part of the build­ing process is to under­stand the impact of the car­bon foot­print of your home and what your choices are for energy sav­ings and reduc­tion in con­sump­tion and pol­lu­tion. Below, find an inter­view with Gerry Sawkins, our Energy Advisor. 1) Describe the

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          Green Solutions Trade Show in Nanaimo on March 19–20.

            We invite you to meet with us at the excit­ing Green Solu­tions Trade Show and Speak­ers Forum in beau­ti­ful Nanaimo, B.C. March 19–20, 2011. We’re inspired to be attend­ing this event and we look for­ward to see­ing you there! For more infor­ma­tion and a list of sem­i­nar events, visit http://midisland.coop/community/environment/

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            Mandala Homes featured on Green Marketing TV interview

              BUILDING IN CIRCLES: GREEN BUILDING DESIGNS WITH MANDALA CUSTOM HOMES Home is where the heart is, and Lars Chose, founder of Man­dala Cus­tom Homes, has made it his pas­sion to make the heart of the home green and round. With a vision of pro­mot­ing green build­ing designs and an eth­i­cal busi­ness model based on the triple bot­tom line (envi­ron­men­tal integrity, social respon­si­bil­ity and finan­cial health), Chose has employed

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              The Neglected Hearth

                  Mod­ern homes can be places of con­ve­nience, clean­li­ness and effi­ciency. Released from the long list of chores that com­prised an olden day labor-filled lifestyle, we are freer to come and go, travel from home, and invest time out­side of..

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                Why Build a Round Home?

                    The beauty of the round design runs deep. Trust­ing in the wis­dom of the nat­ural world and ancient and abo­rig­i­nal cul­tures, we have cho­sen to build round for its many ben­e­fits includ­ing energy and resource effi­ciency, struc­tural strength and its dis­tinc­tive aes­thetic and acoustic qualities. The round shape is a nat­u­rally green design. Round

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                  EnerGuide Rated Homes

                    Man­dala Cus­tom Homes is pleased to announce that all of our homes will be audited by an Ener­Guide Advisor. An Ener­Guide rat­ing shows a stan­dard mea­sure of your home’s energy per­for­mance. It shows you (and future buy­ers) exactly how energy effi­cient your home is. The rat­ing is cal­cu­lated based on stan­dard oper­a­tion assump­tions so that

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                    Benefits of Pre-Fab Construction

                      Pre-fabricated con­struc­tion is trans­form­ing the face of the home con­struc­tion indus­try: with a full spec­trum of ben­e­fits rang­ing from envi­ron­men­tal, to qual­ity and speed of con­struc­tion, to financial. Qual­ity The con­trolled envi­ron­ment of our pro­duc­tion facil­ity allows for a much higher degree of pre­ci­sion and qual­ity con­trol dur­ing the con­struc­tion phase than is avail­able on

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