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East Texas couple finishes 'foam home'

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
HUDSON, TX (KTRE) -

Shannon and Lesa Cockrell put the finishing touches on their Hudson foam home Monday morning.

The couple began constructing the foam walls of their new house in July. Monday, the house appeared to be nothing out of the ordinary. 

"As you can see, it's all come together and it's taken about six months," Lesa said.

The homeowners admitted it's taken a special dedication. They built it while they were still working as local Hudson teachers.

"We've been going at it every day, sometimes until 12 at night," Shannon said. "Nothing's been spared. No corners cut. There's real wood everywhere. No fake wood. It's all natural."

Their goal was to keep everything as cost-efficient and maintenance-free as possible,

"There's no ants, there's no bugs, and there's no termites," Shannon said. "We don't have to worry about any of that."

Nearly everything in the country-inspired home has a special meaning to the couple. All throughout the house, the Cockrells have installed these sliding barn wood doors to maintain their Texas theme.

The wood from these walls and doors came from Shannon and Lesa's childhood homes.

"I just want it to have that really country and homey feeling, that when you come inside the door that you feel like you're at home," Lesa said.

Lesa put her creative touch on the home with her custom Mason jar chandelier and Napa Valley wine barrel sink. She said she is excited to put it all to good use.

"Hopefully we can start moving in," Lesa said.

For those who think this would be too difficult to accomplish, Shannon says otherwise.

"If my wife and I can do it, anybody can do it," Shannon said.

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