RACV is bringing their Tiny Home to Bendigo

for the inaugural Open House Bendigo Weekend (27 + 28 October). Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the beautiful design and the latest in home technology when the concept dwelling takes up residency for the weekend in the heart of the city, near the Queen Victoria Gardens and Piazza for the duration of the weekend.

The Tiny Home is a design collaboration and partnership with Australian Architect and Grand Designs host Peter Maddison that challenges the way we design and live in our homes.

The weekend also coincides with Bendigo Sustainable House Day on Sunday 28 October and the Bendigo Bike Palooza Festival.

Launched at the Open House Melbourne Weekend in July 2018, the unique concept home returns to the Open House circuit in Bendigo, following a Victorian tour which now expands the home’s footprint to the region.

Peter Maddison said designing RACV’s Tiny Home was an appealing challenge, that highlighted the importance of great design inside and out.

“My mission in designing the RACV Tiny Home was to balance the requirements and energy demands of modern living with reduced running costs and improved materials. Together, we’ve created a home that reflects forward-thinking design ideas that can be simply applied in homes across Victoria to make them more economical and sustainable for the future,” said Peter Maddison.

The concept home is fitted with some of the most advanced home technology options on the market, which includes LG solar panels used to power the fridge and the bathroom, voice-activated energy efficient lighting, blinds and power points. The home is also connected to a 4G wireless network, and features Chromecast 4K and external smart security cameras. The small and smart living design has ensured that all of the home capabilities are easily managed from one smart tablet.

RACV Home Program Manager, Bess Nolan-Cook, said the Tiny Home is about sharing the best ideas to help Victorians create a comfortable home that’s affordable to run.

“We invest a lot of time into creating the perfect space at home, yet household running costs and rises in utility prices are an ongoing concern for most of us. The RACV Tiny Home demonstrates why it is so important to understand what makes your home tick and provides practical examples of what people can do in their own home,” said Bess.

The RACV Tiny Home will be located in the city’s town-centre as part of the Open House Bendigo program from 27–28 October 2018, where those in Bendigo will be able to explore the unique RACV Tiny Home and test the features for themselves