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The Science of Round Buildings

Many consider round buildings to be more comfortable, more energy efficient and even safer. Q: I’ve heard there are inherent advantages to having a “round house.” Can you expand on this? A: The…


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,…


Featured Home Ambassador at Nelson Green Home and Energy Show

Come down and shake hands with us at this exciting event! We are the only ENERGY STAR Qualified Builders at the show- we'd love to help you understand the benefits of building with energy efficiency…


Mandala Homes In The News

"A local couple received some unexpected press for their home-building design company from Huffington Post Canada. Lars Chose and Rachel Ross own and operate Mandala Homes, a company that uses…


Why a Round Home?

“The Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round…..The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its…


Four weeks after the foundation pour

“It’s unbelievable how fast your house has gone up….” The project is moving along very smoothly. The benefits of building with prefab components really shine in the areas of time and waste. Because…


Pop Goes the House!

“I’ve been driving up here every day (to work on a nearby project) and, I can’t believe how quickly this house in the woods is going up.One week there was a foundation and the next week there is a…


Let The Light Shine In: Removing the scaffolding and setting the skylight in place

After the cable is tightened to specifications, there is another significant moment in this unique building process…. Removing the scaffolding from under the skylight ring and taking off the plywood…


Prefabulous

“Watching the ease of the walls going up was amazing.” Assembling a house panel by panel has got to be the fastest method for creating space! It is incredible to see it coming together! The…


Get the plywood down on the floor

“Get the plywood down on the floor, cause then we can sweep it and REALLY play house!” There are many exciting junctures in the process of building a house. One of them is when the floor joists are…