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Small Business Partner – Rhett Selvan Consultant

Hello everyone, my name is Rhett Selvan, I am a one-year resident of Kanton Luzern and a seven year resident of  Switzerland. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and I grew up to love the outdoors and nature, something that is in  abundance both here and where I grew up. 

During my up-bringing I started to get really curious about how things were designed and loved buildings that were at one with nature (where possible, I am a pragmatist after all!) and then later put together (practically and beautifully) and that started a passion for technical drawing and design. That was some time ago, but it was the first inkling into what I would do when I grew up. I studied civil engineering and construction management in Cape Town, the hard way,  before computers. Then immediately decided that I should become my own boss and started by drawing house plans,  then I went on to open a construction/project management company (one of its first in Cape Town). 

My company went on to be very specialist in constructing luxury houses with challenging designs and difficult locations and ended up building one of the top 50 homes in the world and two in the top 200. 

Today, I am in Switzerland with the love of my life (Swiss) and now offer my design knowledge architecturally as well as my construction/building knowledge. My goal is to help English speaking clients get advice and opinions about what they can do with their property, including feasibility studies, interior design, problem finding and solving, and advice on is this “insert your concern” an issue or not. 

It is hugely helpful to have someone on your side to navigate the final design and assist with building-related problems that have no vested interest other than to have a satisfied client with a great experience behind them. Think of me as your personal representative!

For further inquiries you can contact me here.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.