S. Georgia man building home out of Styrofoam - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

S. Georgia man building home out of Styrofoam

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:38:04 GMT
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>
  • Westtown Library new hours start Monday

    Westtown Library new hours start Monday

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:48:30 GMT
    An Albany library that reopened earlier this year due to budget cuts will start its new extended hours Monday morning.More >>
    An Albany library that reopened earlier this year due to budget cuts will start its new extended hours Monday morning.More >>
  • How to beat the heat

    How to beat the heat

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:43:30 GMT
    Michelle DoyleMichelle Doyle
    If you’re out and about today make sure you stay hydrated. Temperatures will feel much warmer than they really are. It's the hottest day of summer and South Georgians are beating the heat by staying cool at Turtle Park. More >>
    If you’re out and about today make sure you stay hydrated. Temperatures will feel much warmer than they really are. It's the hottest day of summer and South Georgians are beating the heat by staying cool at Turtle Park. More >>

January 26, 2005

Calhoun County - Larry Parr is building his future Calhoun County home out of a Styrofoam like material called polysteel, then filling it with concrete. The material is supposedly able to withstand hurricanes, F-5 tornadoes, and even earthquakes.

Parr says, "We're building out of concrete and Styrofoam, because it's supposed to be very energy efficient and very strong."

It costs about ten percent more to build a home out of polysteel, but Parr says, in the long run, he'll save money because of it's energy efficiency.

posted at 6:48 PM by karen.collier@walb.com