Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, April 2020

Steve and Robin Hamm’s 1,692-square-foot log home in Stuart, Virginia, was built with an eye toward their retirement.

“We’ve always preferred the cozy, rustic feel of a log home,”the couple says. “For the past 25 years, we’ve lived in conventional, brick homes, so it’s nice to finally have my dream home as we head into retirement.”

Constructed of 8”x12” D-logs with dovetailed corners, the Honest Abe Log Home has a great room, dining area, kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a utility/mudroom. The one-story home has a front porch that is 288 square feet and a back porch at 160 square feet.

Bear’s Den Log Homes, owned by Honest Abe Independent Dealers Rodger and Darlene Dawson, guided the Hamms through the design and construction process. Robin shared her story during a recent interview.

The Hamm Log Home in Virginia

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Chicken and Noodles


Inez Price is a longtime sales representative at the Honest Abe Log Homes National Headquarters. In addition to helping dozens of customers achieve their dream log home, Inez and her husband live in their own. She’s sharing one of her favorite family recipes this month.

“I typically serve this with mashed potatoes, green beans and some good ole’ fashion cornbread,” Inez said. “My grandchildren love this meal. They will eat it spring, summer, fall and especially in the winter. They always want seconds. I hope you all enjoy it just as much as my family does.”


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On-demand Log Raising Registration


The April 18 Log Raising has been moved to an ONLINE only event.

Log raisings will be conducted as on-demand events presented in a series that may be accessed online beginning on April 18, 2020. They are free, but registration is required. Once registered, you may view the log raisings at your convenience.

For detailed information and to register, click here.