First a North Texas company began building homes out of recycled car parts, though this home being built in Jonestown certainly takes the cake for unusual construction materials.
Oh, did we say cake? We meant to say foam.
Every morning, Aaron Roswell takes his dog Ginger on a walk to check on the progress of his new two-story home, that’s made almost entirely out of foam.
Roswell says he has been following the progress of new technology involving foam construction for nearly 20 years, explaining that the same foam used to make coffee cups is being stacked stories high to build homes around the world.
He told NBC DFW, "I've always been really intrigued by the technology from the first time that I saw it. So, you know, the benefits of building out of foam which are high energy efficiency, you don't have to worry about tornadoes, floods, it's pest resistant, it's full, it's fire resistant.”
The foam is strengthened by a concrete mixture known as Sabscrete, a blend of sand, cement, glass fibers and other additives. Using foam and Sabscrete to construct homes is the methodology of Dr. Nasser Saebi and his team at Strata International Group, based in Arizona.
"Our technology is very simple. It comes down to providing a type of system that can make housing available for everybody," said Saebi.
Roswell's 10,000-square-foot foam home is the first to be built in Texas, though Saebi expects them to arrive in the Dallas area sometime in 2024.