Building the RACV Tiny Home

One small home with lots of BIG ideas

Building or renovating can be stressful at the best of times, not to mention complicated. And for those of us who aren’t experts, understanding what contributes to creating a great end product can be tricky. Join us as we go through the process of building the RACV Tiny Home. Watch new episodes each week to follow our progress.

One small house with lots of big ideas!

Peter Maddison developing tiny house design
Tiny house builder welding metal beam
Cushions and blankets from Tiny Home
Peter Maddison planning tiny house
Team discussing tiny house design
Peter Maddison in Tiny Home frame
Building frame of RACV Tiny Home
Peter Maddison leaving Tiny Home construction

Meet the creators of the RACV Tiny Home

Peter Maddison Tiny Home Architect

Peter Maddison
Principle Architect, RACV Tiny Home

Peter Maddison is an award-winning architect and director of Maddison Architects Pty Ltd, a practice he started in 1988. With over 25 years experience, his projects include a huge range of award-winning residential and commercial projects, including HIA Victorian Home of the Year 2009 and HIA Australian Home of the Year 2010.

Jesse Newstadt Tiny Home Project Manager

Jesse Newstadt
Project Architect

Jesse is a registered architect and has over seven years experience working on a variety of educational, community and urban projects. His interest in social and environmental sustainability make him a valuable asset to Maddison Architects. 

Bess Nolan Cook Manager RACV Home

Bess Nolan-Cook
Manager, Divisional Programs RACV Home

A self confessed lover of all things ‘home’, Bess had the enviable task of working with Peter and the team to create the RACV Tiny Home. With a background in experiential installations and live events, Bess is an experienced communications professional who strongly believes in the power of bringing information to life. 

Gregory Gowans Chief Tiny Home Engineer

Gregory Gowans (B.Eng: Hons, B.AppSci)
Chief Engineer

A graduate from Melbourne’s RMIT University, Greg is an engineer, computer scientist and theatre and events practitioner with more than 25 years delivering theatrical and event experiences around the world. He is the co-director and chief engineer at SimpleMotion where he heads up innovation and product development. Among Greg's key career achievements are automation systems installation and operation at the London Summer Olympic and Sochi Winter Opening Ceremonies.

James Jackson Tiny Home Project Manager

James Jackson
Project Manager

James is our 'make it happen person' who understands how to deliver projects from design to completion and turn ideas into reality. He has 20 years of experience in the construction industry as a tradie, estimator and project manager working around the world. His hands on approach, passion for perfection and creative streak are ​valuable assets, and key to successful outcomes and projects.

Jonathan Boer Tiny Home Controls Engineer

Jonathan Boer

Controls Engineer 

Jonathan has over a decade of experience designing and installing stage and architectural control systems in venues and installations. Jonathan has worked with many products and systems, is a licensed electrician and has certifications in voice/data communications and various control schemes.

Michael Reid Tiny Home Content Director

Michael Reid
Content Creative Director

Michael has over 15 years experience creating spectacular concepts that have been seen at major events, world expos, and theme parks around the world where he has worked with iconic brands including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, The Simpsons, Wanda, Universal Studios, Cirque du Soleil, Expo 2010 Shanghai and Google. Michael lives in Melbourne where he is the principle Founder and Creative Director of ICONPATH.

Clare Kelder Tiny Home Textile Artist

Clare Kelder
Textile Artist

Based in Melbourne, Clare has worked as a freelance graphic designer for over 15 years. She is influenced by Scandinavian design, Japanese design and the Mid Century Modern period. She has a great love for natural fibres and fully saturated colours. With studies in textiles and graphic design, Clare often finds her two passions merging themselves in her work. She is dedicated to creating designs that clients are passionate about and strongly identify with.

Korrine Arblaster Tiny Home Graphic Designer

Korrine Arblaster

With a passion for the visual, Korinne is experienced in graphic design and her technical knowledge sees her working in industries as diverse as craft beer, cycling, architecture and events. Most recently, Korinne has focussed on fine artwork and created an illustration which appeared in the Chiltern Art Prize as well as the Wines of The King Valley Art Show.

Juan Carlos Lopez Calvet Home Products Manager RACV

Juan Carlos Lopez Calvet

General Manager, RACV Home Products

With a background in telecommunications and advanced cryptography, Juan Carlos is a pioneer in the Internet of Things, mobile payments, and Connected Home and Solar. He holds several patents and has launched start-ups in Norway and Australia. He is responsible for RACV’s Smart Living products and, together with his team, he is committed to bring the best technologies to help improve the lives of Victorians in their homes.

Kieran Davies RACV Energy Product Manager

Kieran Davies
Senior Product Manager, RACV Energy

Kieran has a degree in engineering and joined the RACV as a graduate in 2012. Kieran has worked across several different areas including Membership, Insurance, Contact Centres and Resorts, and was an original member of the Home Innovation team formed in 2016. This role lead to the identification of new opportunities for RACV to assist members in the home and Kieran was responsible for the launch of RACV Solar in 2017. 

Srinjoy De RACV Smart Living Manager

Srinjoy De
Senior Product Manager, RACV Smart Living

Srinjoy leads our Smart Home and  Security product lines. Our resident tech wizard firmly believes technology has an immense potential to transform people’s lives and create new unfound opportunities. It is all about making technology seamless where you don’t know that it exists. Prior to RACV, Srinjoy spent time in organisations across Asia, Europe and the US building and often breaking technology. 

Simon Hassell RACV Home Insurance Manager

Simon Hasell
Senior Product Manager, RACV Home Insurance

Simon Hasell is the Senior Product Manager of RACV Home Insurance and a multiple sub 3-hour marathon runner. Simon’s background is in product management and development in a range of portfolios across Motor, Home and Health Insurance. He started his career as an RACV graduate, then worked in the Motor Insurance and Member Contact Centre teams. After leaving the organisation for several years, Simon has rejoined RACV in the Home Insurance team.

Shona Mohan RACV Product Manager

Shona Mohan
Product Manager, RACV Smart Home

Shona is passionate about creating great user experiences through smart products. She believes technology should give a person both different and enriching ways to interact with their environment to gain true benefits. Shona is a self-described global citizen and worked in various industries across South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She holds a Bachelor of Business from Auckland University.

Nathan Taylor RACV Public Policy

Nathan Taylor

Home Advocacy & Advice Manager, RACV Public Policy

Nathan is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where he is examining the economic value of water in storage as part of a PhD. Prior to joining RACV in 2018, Nathan was the Chief Economist at CEDA where he was responsible for the organisation's research and policy agenda. In that role he was responsible for CEDA's research programs on Australia’s future workforce, Policy Choice not economic inevitability: Australia’s energy options and Crisis and Opportunity: Lessons from Australian Water Reform among others.

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