Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Mandala Eco Homes now make deluxe yurts for Maui

Mandala Eco Homes now make deluxe yurts for Maui

Mandala Eco Homes now make deluxe yurts for Maui

Today on Haiku Realtor Caravan I saw the cutest little hard-sided yurt made of coconut wood, by Mandala Eco Homes.  The walls, floor and deck are made of either coconut or tropical hard woods, and the roof is a double layer of canvas with stainless steel fittings to withstand the high humidity of the Hawaiian climate.  

Mandala Eco Homes - hard-sided yurt in Haiku Maui

Since the total square footage is 200 sf or less, this kind of structure does not require a building permit on AG lands here on Maui.  Of course it should not be used as a dwelling, because that would require a permit, but it can make a great temporary spare room!  It was looking very chic with a bed and bookshelves.  What a nice spot for meditating or perhaps doing yoga.  

Mandala Eco Homes - hard-sided yurt in Haiku MauiMandala Eco Homes - hard-sided yurt in Haiku Maui

The owners of the company have a factory in Bali where each structure is pre-assembled before being dismantled and shipped to Hawaii.  They have really put a lot of thought into each structure, and use ecologically sustainable plantation grown hardwoods.  These yurts are screwed together so they can be moved easily when needed.

Mandala Eco Homes - hard-sided yurt in Haiku MauiMandala Eco Homes - hard-sided yurt in Haiku Maui

The fine details inside are very impressive, with inlaid floors, and hand carved trim over the windows and doors.  You'll really love the warm feeling you get when inside one of these wooden octagon yurts.  This model sells for about $30,000 complete with a little deck around it.

They also produce a whole line of homes and gazebos which have been approved for building on Maui.  If you're thinking of building a home on Maui, it would be worth checking these guys out.  And if you have any questions about buying land, or a home on Maui, please let me be of assistance.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • May 12 2011 06:51PM

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That is a really cute hut! So much craftsmanship went into that design!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) about 7 years ago

That is really impressive! I would love to be able to live full time in something like that, only perhaps a bit larger! It is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 7 years ago

That is one very nice yurt! It would be fun to stay overnight in but a little too small for me to live in.

Posted by Amy McAllister, REALTOR Hood River, Oregon (Amy McAllister Realty LLC ) about 7 years ago

Wow, Georgina - wouldn't that make a great artist studio?  I wonder how long the canvas will last, though?  I'm sure they tested it.  Any idea?

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 7 years ago

I Love Love Love this Georgina...so beautiful and simple :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 7 years ago

Georgina, Simply beautiful handwork. 

 

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) about 7 years ago

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