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Notes from Mandala

How Do You Arrange Furniture in a Round Home?

    ” Nesting, homemaking is a major means of personal expression and development.” James Yandell, former president C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco   I’ll tell you a not-so-secret secret… Mandala’s aren’t precisely round! Yes, it’s true. Mandala’s are designed as..

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    Your Green Kitchen– The Natural Way

      Tips for cre­at­ing a kitchen that is health­ier for the planet and your family! Whether you are build­ing a new Man­dala home or want­ing to improve the home you are cur­rently liv­ing in, there are a few sim­ple actions you..

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      Mandala Symbolism

        We’ve seen it happen a hundred  times. For the first time, a person enters our Mandala home; they step from the stone floor in the entryway, through the translucent Shoji doors and into the center of the mandala,  their gaze lifts..

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        The Ancient Wisdom of Building Round

          The old­est forms of indige­nous shel­ter were often round in shape. (Think the South­west USA Hogan, Mon­go­lian Yurt, North Amer­i­can Teepee and the Greek Ten­emos, among oth­ers.) Why did our ances­tors choose to build round? Because the ovid shape — eggs, earth,..

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          Nelson ENERGY STAR Mandala featured by Yellow Blue Designs

            The province of British Colum­bia can now boast that it has its first ENERGY STAR Qual­i­fied home, located in Nel­son, BC. Mag­no­lia 2300 (as it has been named) is the home of the own­ers of Man­dala Cus­tom Homes, Lars Chose and Rachel Ross. There are many inter­est­ing (and..

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            This House In a Nutshell

              Welcome to our home! It’s the first ENERGY STAR Qualified home in B.C., which means that it uses 30% less energy to function as the incredibly comfortable living space that it is. This represents a savings of approximately 3 months..

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              Nelson Star Feature Article

                Nelson’s Man­dala hits Energy Star mark Rachel Ross (left) and Lars Chose (right) at their Six Mile home which they designed, built, has achieved a high Energy Star rat­ing. Sam Van Schie photo By Sam Van Schie — Nel­son Star Pub­lished: June..

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                BC Wood Connections Spotlight

                  BC Wood mem­ber Man­dala Homes recently com­pleted a pretty unique project. They just fin­ished build­ing BC’s first Energy Star qual­i­fied round house in Nel­son, BC. 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 mar­kets. Along with pre-fabricated home

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                  Treehugger Magazine writes about Mandala Homes

                    B.C.‘s First Energy Star Qual­i­fied Home is a Beauty © Colin Payne Photography This beauty of a round build­ing is British Columbia’s first Energy Star qual­i­fied home, meet­ing stan­dards for energy effi­ciency. Called the Mag­no­lia 2300, it’s the work of Man­dala Homes, run by..

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                    What is it like to live in a round house?

                      I had a conversation recently with a friend. We were talking about what it’s like to live in a round house. “How is it different”, she asked curiously, “than living in a traditionally shaped home?” Well, let me count the..

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