Mandala Homes Featured in HUFFINGTONPOST

"Tucked away in the wilderness of Nelson, B.C. lives a couple who, with their design company, aims to change the way we build homes. Lars Chose and Rachel Ross run Mandala Homes, a firm that uses…


Mandala Homes in Vancouver Sun

Energy-efficient homes have become the norm and in the pur­suit of sus­tain­abil­ity home­own­ers and design­ers are return­ing to a more tra­di­tional type, the round home. But what many res­i­dents…


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…


Round Home Timber Entry

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?”…


A Healthy Home

There are spe­cific aspects of a home that can cre­ate more health for you and your family. Below, find a list of Ele­ments Of A Healthy Home. Each ele­ment is fol­lowed by a sug­ges­tion for a…


The Neglected Hearth

  Mod­ern homes can be places of con­ve­nience, clean­li­ness and effi­ciency. Released from the long list of chores that com­prised an olden day labor-filled lifestyle, we are freer to come…