Pakistan Sustainable Straw Bale Building
Here is a link to the video on the earthquake testing done in Nevada by PAKSBAB led by Darcey Donovan:
A 2005 7.6-magnitude quake in Kashmir, Pakistan, killed 100,000 people, most of them by collapsed houses. A recent test of a house with inexpensive straw-bale supports, gravel foundation and clay walls stood up to a test twice as powerful.
No question we can all build this way and have a safe safe and comfortable home. All we need is the good will to down size our needs and consume far fewer materials which will leave some for our children.