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Notes from Mandala

Snug Mandala Home

    “Efficient house design is based on the natural energies coming into the system (sun, wind,rain) on surrounding vegetation, and on commonsense building practices.” Bill Mollison   South Elevation The use of intelligent design to reduce the amount of energy required..

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    Most Popular Mandala Design for 2013

      We are very excited about the year 2013 and the Man­dala Tama­rack.  With many vari­a­tions, this design is rapidly becom­ing our most pop­u­lar design. Some client choices are: a com­plex for multi­gen­er­a­tional liv­ing, using the cen­ter as a sun-catch for year-round gar­den space,..

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      Mandala Homes Wins Prize

        Best of Busi­ness Read­ers Choice Award The read­ers of Koote­nay Busi­ness Mag­a­zine have selected Man­dala Homes as one of the Koote­nays’ best!  Find the news in the September/October 2012 issue of Koote­nay Busi­ness Magazine...

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        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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