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Notes from Mandala

We found the land! Now what??!!

    “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is in knowing how to do it and virtue is doing it” ~ David Starr Jordon Looking for land was fun. Finding the perfect spot was magical.But, now the work begins. Creating a budget is an important part of the home building process.  A budget gives you

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    Working Together to Make Dream Homes Come True

      A DREAM COME TRUE All is well on Namaste Farm, the sun is com­ing up and the air is lilac fresh and quiet. Morn­ing birds stir the day with song.  The Gulf Island Peirce res­i­dence, a stun­ning round Man­dala Home, sits proudly at..

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      Land Adventure!

        “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” Mark Twain After searching for over a year, we finally found the perfect piece of property to build our eco-sustainable, pre-fab, round Mandala home! The items on our wish list as we were searching for land: 1) Close to Nelson for work and school 2) Quiet. Near to nature

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        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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