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Read Honest Abe Living’s August 2019 Issue

The August 2019 edition of Honest Abe Living includes an invitation to Honest Abe’s free Fall Home Tour on Aug. 24 featuring eight…

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Honest Abe Owners Honored with Tennessee Farming Award

Nick and April Patterson are Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award winners for 2019.

“This year at the 75th anniversary of the Young Farmers group, we were unbelievably humbled to receive this honor,” said April.

April is co-owner of the Smith Family Companies, which includes…

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Read Honest Abe Living’s July 2019 Issue

Honest Abe Living’s July 2019 issue features a new log cabin created from our Darlington Plan by a couple looking toward…

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June 2019 issue of Honest Abe Living Available Online Now

The June 2019 issue of Honest Abe Living, an interactive online magazine published by Honest Abe Log Homes, is available online now at https://www.honestabe.com/honest-abe-living/honest-abe-living-june-2019/. This issue…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 9, 2019 at 10:56am — No Comments

DIY Log and Timber Home

Josh Beasley, President of…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on April 22, 2019 at 10:22am — No Comments

Read the April 2019 Honest Abe Living Interactive Magazine Free Online

Honest Abe Living’s April 2019 issue introduces Cooper & Co., a new interior design service created by Honest Abe Log Homes. Read about how interior designer Molly Cooper helps Honest Abe customers create the look and feel they’ve dreamed about for their new log or timber frame home.

In the “Log Home Tips” section, Molly explains what an interior designer does,…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on April 9, 2019 at 11:06am — No Comments

See a SIP Home Erected During Live Demonstration

The public is invited to attend an event in Blue Ridge, Georgia, on Thursday, April 4, from 10 a.m. til 2 pm EST. Attendees can watch the panels being erected on a SIPs (Structural Insulated Panel) home. Industry experts will show you how it's done and be there to answer any questions related to this versatile and very efficient system.

The event is being hosted by Jason Atkins of Blue Ridge Mountain Log Homes, LLC.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on March 29, 2019 at 12:21pm — No Comments

A New Cabin for A Family with a Plan

Interview by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes Director of Marketing.

Seth and Lovie Sellers will welcome visitors to their new log home near Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, during the Honest Abe Spring Log Home Tour on March 23.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on March 18, 2019 at 8:18am — No Comments

A Second Log Home for True Enthusiasts



Interview by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes

See photo gallery: Apple Home Photo Gallery

Honest Abe homeowners Jerry and LeeAnne Apple are opening their new log home to guests on Saturday, March 23, during the Honest Abe Log…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on March 18, 2019 at 8:12am — No Comments

Read the March edition of Honest Abe Living!

The March issue of Honest Abe Living invites you to a Spring Log Home Tour featuring two new log homes. Read interviews with the homeowners and view snapshots of each home. Find out what the hottest color choice in home decor is for 2019. Learn why Honest Abe uses Douglas Fir for timber components.…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on March 12, 2019 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Smith Mountain Lake Log Home is Perfect for Retired Couple Ready for Fun and Family

Linda & Chuck Howlett completed their new 10-room Honest Abe log home on Smith Mountain Lake near Union Hall, Virginia, in 2018.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 22, 2019 at 8:53am — No Comments

Read the latest edition of Honest Abe Living!

Honest Abe log homes publishes a free interactive magazine online each month. Honest Abe Living’s February issue features a lakeside dream-come-true home on Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. See photos and plans and read an interview with the owners. Learn how an Honest Abe Log Home…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 18, 2019 at 3:59am — No Comments

Window Choices Shed Light on Your Dream Home

An age-old comment about log homes is how “dark” they are on the inside, but this is something that does not have to be true anymore. Beyond the overall structure of the house, the windows are the single most important way to make a creative statement about your new log home.

Ranging from gable dormer windows to a wall of gable end windows of all…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 11, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

2019 Events Inform and Inspire Wood Home Enthusiasts

Last year hundreds of people attended special events hosted by Honest Abe Log Homes. During the company’s 40th Anniversary year in 2019 there’s even more to offer log and timber frame home enthusiasts.

Log Raisings

The 2019 calendar of free events kicks off on Feb. 2 with the first of five Log Raisings at Honest Abe’s National…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on January 7, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Homes by Honest Abe Featured in Log Home Living and Log Cabin Homes for Christmas

Log and timber frame homes are beautiful in every season, but there’s something special about a wood home decorated for the holiday season. This year two homes decorated and ready for Christmas that were designed, manufactured and built by Honest Abe Log Homes are featured in Nationally distributed wood home publications. The Hedges home and the Cambridge model were designed by Honest Abe’s award-winning in-house designer Michael Hix. Both stories are by freelance writer Claudia Johnson with…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on December 6, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Read Honest Abe Living Christmas Issue Online Free

Honest Abe Living, Honest Abe Log Homes' interactive magazine, is all about the holidays in its December issue. Read about and view photos of two new Honest Abe log houses decorated for Christmas that are featured in two separate national magazines. Be amazed at photos of a house that survived a November tornado. Download a tip sheet on choosing land for a log or timber frame home.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on December 2, 2018 at 5:59am — No Comments

Honest Abe Reveals New Branding

During the Smith Companies 50th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 27 at Moss, Tennessee, a new logo for Honest Abe Log Homes was unveiled. Honest Abe's 40th year in operation will be commemorated in 2019, and the new logo design is an early birthday present for the company.

"We felt that our traditional branding had become antiquated," explained Josh…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on October 29, 2018 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Read Honest Abe Living Online Free

In Honest Abe Living, Honest Abe's interactive online magazine you'll explore the photo galleries…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on October 10, 2018 at 6:57am — No Comments

Honest Abe Living August 2018

Honest Abe Living's August edition offers a sneak peak into the Honest Abe Cookeville Fall Log Home Tour set for Aug. 25. There are tips for conducting a do-it-yourself home inspection to keep your house in great shape over the years. Learn how Honest Abe Interior Design Coordinator Molly Cooper created a modern farmhouse kitchen for a young couple. Download the Westport plan, and read a story about a couple who used it to build the home of their dreams. Take a…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on August 5, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Honest Abe Living July 2018

The July issue of Honest Abe Living features a lakeside home and floor plan that created a retiring couple the home and life they had always envisioned.…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on July 25, 2018 at 12:49pm — No Comments

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