Williams Clearbrook Mountain Home

Williams Clearbrook Mountain Home

Clearbrook Plan Selected for Williams Mountain Home Smart Decisions, Loving Compromises A North Carolina couple shares lessons learned while building a mountain dream home that incorporates dreams and needs for present and future enjoyment, allowing them to stay in...
Cabin Designed for Mountain Views

Cabin Designed for Mountain Views

Hamm Log Cabin Designed for Mountain Views Owners: Steve & Robin Hamm  Floor Plan: Modified Aztec Year Completed:  2019 Size: 2,140 SF; Main: 1692 SF; Porch: 448 SF Log Profile: 8×12 D-Log Roof System: Heavy Timber and Trusses HALH: Tell us what you feel...
Dr. Locke’s Log Cabin

Dr. Locke’s Log Cabin

Retired Veterinarian Builds Log Cabin Filled with Memories Interview by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes Answers and Photos submitted by Dr. Locke Dr. Bryan “Doug” Locke retired from his busy veterinary practice in Corinth, Mississippi, to relocate to...
WagonTrail Cabin

WagonTrail Cabin

WagonTrail Cabin Honest Abe Dealer Keith Ramsey's Mountain Cabin Keith Ramsey: Cabin Customer Turned Honest Abe Dealer A baby is a blessing that can turn lives into new directions. For Keith Ramsey, it led him to act on his passion for log homes and cabins. The...
Cater’s Cabin in the Woods

Cater’s Cabin in the Woods

A Cabin in the Woods   by Lyle Cater, Honest Abe Log Homes cabin owner Where does this venture begin?  I think to tell the real story I have to go back to the beginning of Sarah’s and my life together. We were married on Dec. 9, 1989, in Memphis, Tennessee. Both...
Greers Ferry Lake: Alderson Cabin

Greers Ferry Lake: Alderson Cabin

Honeymoon Dreams By Claudia Kay Johnson A honeymoon is that time of marriage overflowing with joy and replete with opportunities. Dreams woven. Secrets spoken. Plans laid. It was no different for Mike and Maria Alderson during their short but sweet honeymoon at Petit...
Hamm Home Designed for Retirement

Hamm Home Designed for Retirement

Hamm Home Designed for Retirement Steve and Robin Hamm’s 1,692-square-foot log home in Stuart, Virginia, was built with an eye toward their retirement. Constructed of 8”x12” D-logs with dovetailed corners, the Honest Abe Log Home has a great room, dining area,...
Kentucky Carney

Kentucky Carney

  New Kentucky Cabin Ideal for Country Living by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes John and Jessica Carney’s new home by Honest Abe Log Homes near Springfield, Kentucky, is a traditional log cabin with dovetailed and hand-hewn square logs. “It’s just a simple...
McDade Log Homeowner has Special Connection to Honest Abe Lincoln

McDade Log Homeowner has Special Connection to Honest Abe Lincoln

Log Homeowner has Special Connection to Abe Lincoln by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes It’s completely fitting that Roxanne McDade would choose Honest Abe Log Homes to design and manufacture her new log home. After all, she’s the daughter of the world’s foremost...
North Carolina: Corpening Lake Cabin

North Carolina: Corpening Lake Cabin

Continuing the Lake Tradition Terry Corpening moved into his log cabin on a North Carolina lake in 2017. He shared his experience and offered advice for log cabin lovers who, like him, have always dreamed of living in a log home. HA: Why did you choose a log home over...
Illinois Rubenacker Home Created from Grandfield Plan

Illinois Rubenacker Home Created from Grandfield Plan

Illinois Rubenacker Home Created from Grandfield PlanDennis and Marsha Rubenacker moved into their home near Daghlgren, Illinois, in March 2017. The home was created using the Honest Abe Grandfield plan and was modified to create the custom cabin the couple wanted....
Smith Mountain: Howlett Home

Smith Mountain: Howlett Home

Smith Mountain Lake Log Home is Perfect for Retired Couple Ready for Fun and Family Interview by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes’ Director of Marketing Linda & Chuck Howlett completed their new 10-room Honest Abe log home on Smith Mountain Lake near...
Heritage Lodge Emerges from Childhood Memory

Heritage Lodge Emerges from Childhood Memory

A Childhood Memory Becomes Rural Illinois Lodge   By Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes “As a child and teen, each summer I attended church camp at a nearby rustic lodge,” said Heritage Lodge owner Jill Peter. “That experience translated to the desire for the...
Peterson Cabin Fever

Peterson Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever Cured by Mountain Log Home   By Claudia Johnson, ©Log Home Living Magazine There are two kinds of cabin fever, and Gayle and Evan Peterson had the good kind – the kind that whispers a memory and teases of the future. A fever that starts low-grade,...
Indiana Private Lake: Bailey Log Home

Indiana Private Lake: Bailey Log Home

Bailey High Forest Hideout is Dream Log Cabin in the Indiana Woods By Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes Director of Marketing Some dreams are too strong to let go, and that’s why Chuck Bailey never gave up on his hope for a hideout in the woods. “I lived at my...
Nichols Home Visit

Nichols Home Visit

Nichols Home Visit Shenandoah Valley custom home showcases love of nature snd building expertise Quality Construction and Innovative Design Observed During Nichols Home Visit in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley By Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Marketing Located in the...
Show Me Log Raising

Show Me Log Raising

Job Site Log Raising Event   Everyone can help with a log raising, including applying some of the caulking, illustrating how important but simple it is to properly install the materials in a log home package provided by Honest Abe. The customer wanted a really...
From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

The Riley Home Log cabin in Mayfield, Ky., is once-in-a-lifetime project for long-married couple By Claudia Johnson, Director of Marketing, Honest Abe Log Homes Building a home is a once-in-a-marriage deal, according to Lucinda Riley, who along with husband Richard...
Dreams Come True at 92

Dreams Come True at 92

Dreams Come True at 92 Jim Garnett realizes dream of owning log cabin at age 92 by building Honest Abe Raleigh plan. by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe MarketingAt age 91 most people would be reluctant to launch a major project of any kind, let alone construction of a...
A Patient Pursuit

A Patient Pursuit

A Patient Pursuit An Arkansas couple waits a lifetime to build their dream log cabin. by Krista Peters A twilight falls over the Ozark Mountains, warm breezes flow over Greers Ferry Lake, Ark., and twist through the trees and over the coveted sweeping back porch of a...
Private Lake: Carlisle Cabin

Private Lake: Carlisle Cabin

Patience Makes Perfect Years in the making, a Kansas couple’s lakefront log home proves worth the wait. Patience Makes Perfect by Suzanna Logan, Country’s Best Log Homes, September 2009  When most folks build a log home, they begin with the house, then add...
Surviving a Tornado

Surviving a Tornado

Alabama log home survives twister Memories and home long-lasting. By Kevin Donaldson   April 27, 2011. It’s likely a date Dewayne Hardy and family and many others in North Alabama will have etched in their minds forever. That’s the day a series of tornadoes ripped...
Planning Makes Perfect

Planning Makes Perfect

Planning Makes Perfect Making a choice to live their own dream. A passion for country living. That’s what drove John and Anita Pleacher for years as they chased their goal of settling and managing their own small country homestead. John spent much of his life around...
Nolin Lake: Busch Home

Nolin Lake: Busch Home

One Father’s Legacy A nice mixture of rustic appeal with modern amenities. Nearly 50 years ago, the father of George Busch purchased a small lot on Nolin Lake in Kentucky. On it, he built a quaint three-room cottage as was typical in the community. At that...
A Home with a View

A Home with a View

A Home with a View Relaxing vistas required. Honest Abe Log Home Nestled in the Foothills of the Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains By Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Living, July-August 2014 Exciting. Warm. Comfortable. That’s how Richard and Linda Hespe describe their...