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OPEN HOUSE Missoula, MT. June 26th

    You are invited to an exciting Open House to tour a brand new Mandala Home- hot off the press! Jon and Robbin Rose, of Missoula, MT.,  have reached for the stars and built the home of their dreams and lucky..

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    Roundhouse Reimagined

      We are proud of every project that we do. But this endeavour , the Ktunaxa Nation Roundhouse, was extra special. In a recent News Release , Columbia Basin Trust wrote “The Ktunaxa Nation Roundhouse, located at the Lower Kootenay Band..

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      ENERGY STAR 6 in Alaska

        The Michael and Maddie O’Laire family of EcoSmart Homes Alaska recently finished the latest Mandala Home project in Alaska. Their Mandala Home received a whopping 97.5 points on the BEES rating system, which qualifies it as a 6-Star Home.  At..

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        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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          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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              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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