I really like old buildings and am constantly studying them to see how they were built. Who knows - I may discover new old methods.
Well, today -new cell phone with handy camera in hand- I drove by a gold rush era cabin, still in use and asked the owner if I could take a picture of it. She said fine - has had it about a year - it is 13'x30' with a popout on the back giving about 450 square feet if I recall correctly.
I transferred the picture with Bluetooth wireless technology to my Ipaq Pocket PC then synced it with my laptop and transfered it through my wireless and DSL routers from the bowels of my underground cabin, to Tinypic to provide you with this wonderful semi-clear picture of this neat old little house. Just goes to prove that I am one highly technologically advanced troglodyte.
Probably near 150 years old and still functional. See what happens when you build to exceed code.