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Notes from Mandala

Clearing the land

    “This , too, shall pass.” It is a big decision for us to site the house right in the center of a grove of trees. We want the closeness to nature, the privacy and the feeling of sweet “containment” that comes from being in the center of the trees.  Amazingly , the footprint of our Mandala fits beautifully in the

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    Mandala Homes featured in BC Wood Connections

      For 11 years, Man­dala  Homes has been design­ing and build­ing pre-fabricated round and rec­tan­gu­lar home pack­ages in Nel­son, BC and dis­trib­ut­ing all over the globe, with Canada and US being their main mar­ket.  Along with pre-fabricated home pack­ages, they also sell deck­ing, floor­ing, trim..

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      How to Design a Green Round Mandala Home

        “We all have within ourselves a blueprint for just the home that will shelter our spirit.”  Victoria Moran   Building a home is like designing and creating a container for your future life. It’s an opportunity to embed meaning,  possibility and care for the life and family you are crafting for.  It is a powerful

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        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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