BIA-Hawaii Big Home Building and Remodeling Show

Honolulu, Hawaii Home Show Jan 25th-27th, 2019

The BIA-Hawaii Home Building & Remodeling Show is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to build a new or remodel an existing home. Mandala Homes is excited to once again attend the show! We will be…


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…


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…


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…


What’s happening in the Pre-Fab shop?

“Meanwhile, back at the ranch” There is a lot going on in the design room and the shop while the foundation is being dug and the walls poured. Shop drawings of house components are regularly sent to…


The basement begins to take shape

  “Form equals function and function informs the form.” After the concrete cures in a couple of days, it’s time to remove the bracing and supports. Now it’s time to lay out the floor joists. Our…


The Foundation

“Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ~ Henry David Thoreau We are fans of ICF’s (Insulated Concrete Forms).…


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…