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Category Archives: Green Building

Announcing Indwell Design

    If you are lucky enough to call the Koote­nays home we have con­struc­tion crews avail­able to assist with your project, big or small. We also offer prod­ucts to improve the effi­ciency of your home, includ­ing insu­la­tion, door and win­dow pack­ages...

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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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      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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        Green Home Solutions

          Our homes should be our safe sanc­tu­ar­ies. They should nur­ture our well being on all lev­els. But the mod­ern home often does not. Increas­ing num­bers of peo­ple are devel­op­ing ill­nesses like envi­ron­men­tal aller­gies, sick-building syn­dromeand mul­ti­ple chem­i­cal sen­si­tiv­ity due to chem­i­cal and bio­log­i­cal tox­ins found inside mod­ern homes. Until about 25 years ago, indoor air pol­lu­tion was  rare. But a few fun­da­men­tal things have devel­oped

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          Prefab Homes Popular

            “These homes are bril­liant!” (Con­fer­ence attendee) Man­dala Homes had the honor of being present at the Global Buy­ers Mis­sion in Whistler, B.C. Sept 8–10, 2011. The room buzzed with hun­dreds of peo­ple from all parts of the world; China, Japan Korea,..

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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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              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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