When Matt & Tara Kamman decided to build an Honest Abe Log Home in Indiana, they chose to work with independent dealership T & M Log Homes, owned by Tonia and Mike Coulter. The Coulters took a hands-on approach and helped the couple plan for the building of their modified Darlington log home floor plan, a favorite floor plan among Honest Abe’s customers. When it came time to start construction, not being builders themselves, the Coulters called on friend and colleague Glenn Perrin of H&H Log Sales out of Illinois. Perrin is also a dealer of Honest Abe Log Homes.
“We have to give a lot of credit to Glenn,” says Mike Coulter. “With Glenn and us both being Honest Abe dealers, and willing to work together on this project as we have, this has been a very smooth process.”
The Kamman’s home features Honest Abe’s Heavy Timber Roof System, including exposed Douglas Fir rafters and an incorporated R-30 insulated roof. The logs are D-shaped and the home is built on a full basement which Perrin constructed using ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms). The home will have a porch over the walk-out basement, as well as a back porch and breezeway that will lead to a garage not yet constructed.
Altogether, it sounds as if it has been a fun build. The building crew brought in a camper and has been staying on-site. Tara has been baking for them occasionally, and many evenings the Kamman’s go join Glenn and the crew around a camp fire while the guys pick their guitars and sing. Who says building a home has to be stressful?