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Texas Couple Builds House Made Of Styrofoam

Updated: Friday, August 1 2014, 08:05 PM CDT

A Styrofoam home! It's a thing -- and it's being built by a southeast Texas couple.

They say they're doing it because it's environmentally friendly.

They're using Styrofoam blocks to frame their 1,400 square foot home.      It's a replacement for the standard wood and insulation.

Once they pour concreate between the Styrofoam slats the structure will be just as sturdy as a wood or brick home -- and it's easier to build.

"My wife and I, both of us teach, and we're always telling our kids do something different, make a difference in something," says Shannon Cockrell.

The couple says construction is costing them a $100,000 -- that's $50,000 cheaper than a conventional home.

Texas Couple Builds House Made Of Styrofoam


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