A different approach to sustainable housing | Craig Jarvis | TEDxChristchurch

It’s easy to see why we focus on energy efficiency, says architectural designer Craig Jarvis — but that’s the symptom, not the problem. It’s time for a new approach to building, one that puts people, and our connection with nature, at the heart of what we do. Craig Jarvis is an architectural designer with a passion for simplicity and sustainability. He worked in London on heritage-listed buildings in his early career, and spent 13 years in Melbourne running his own commercial building, project management, and architectural design firm. In 2004, Craig moved to Christchurch and bought a piece of bare land by the beach. He has spent the past five years in a 13sqm off-grid tiny house with his two young children.