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NEW West Coast Modern Style Mandala Custom Home

Introducing the NEW West Coast Modern style Mandala Custom Home! You asked for it, we created it. This look is the perfect choice that marries a sleek modern style with a spacious layout and is the…


Home Builder Lifestyle Article

The owners of Mandala Homes, Lars Chose and Rachel Ross, are thrilled to be the focus of a recent article about their home builder lifestyle in Kootenay Business Magazine. The article , by Louis…


Natural Swimming Pools, a Natural Choice

Imagine a swimming pool in your yard that looks and feels like you are swimming in a crystal clear, natural pond. A natural pool, like those from Bio Top (pictured above) is a body of water that uses…


The team at Mandala Custom Homes

Top 5 Best Workplace in B.C.

We are thrilled to be chosen as one of the Top 5 Best Workplaces in B.C. by Small Business BC! Our mission statement is to “Make Life More Wonderful” in every task or interaction- whether with a…


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…


Gathering

Our first “official” party in the new Mandala!  Our Mandala Staff Christmas party It was a bit dusty…. with a ”bring your own furniture” theme…Nonetheless, it was a wonderful success with music ,…


Team Building When You Build

Home Builders often complain about subcontractors. Our Dream Team! They report experiences of arguing, lateness, inefficiency, sticker shock  and miscommunication. All of these are costly in terms…


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…


Yin/Yang House Design

“Next to love, balance is the most important thing”~ John Wooden When you design and build a home, whether you are working with a designer or on your own, it’s helpful to think about two…


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…