Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, April 2023

How to Build an Honest Abe Log Home

…and how much does it cost?

The Honest Abe Log Home of Carol Hutchinson is featured in this video showing how her home was built from start to finish and how much each aspect of Carol’s home cost.

Call your Honest Abe Sales Representative or Independent Dealer to discuss the specifics for the home YOU want to build!


Want to build off the grid? Explore alternatives for heating and cooling that can make help make your dream location comfortable and efficient.

Spring Cleaning Spring Cleaning

Designer Molly Cooper offers tips for taking hold of the season.

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Preserve Your Investment Preserve Your Investment

7 tips for treating log home exteriors for protection and beauty.

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Love Our Planet Love Our Planet

6 ways to make a home environmentally friendly.

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7 Tips for Lighting a Log Home 

Make your lighting comfortable and practical.

Lamb for Easter

Looking back to the World War I era, we’ve presenting recipes for two dishes that would have been on many tables for a special event like a family’s Easter dinner. Learn how to roast lamb with garden vegetables and fresh rosemary, and get a recipe for fruit compote, a sweet concoction that takes advantage of seasonal fruits.

The Westfield Plan

McDade Westfield

The Westfield Log Home Plan by Honest Abe Log Homes, Inc. features a garage, loft and open great room. At 1,928 square feet, the Westfield is a mid-sized home, three-bedroom home perfect for raising a family or vacationing in the mountains or by the lake. The appealing exterior has a wrap-around porch with twin dormers.

The first floors’ living room has a cathedral ceiling and open floor plan. The separate kitchen flows into the open dining area. The master suite has a walk-in closet and luxury bath with a garden tub and walk-in shower. The laundry room forms a breezeway connecting a double garage.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms served by a full bath. The staircase lands onto a wide loft large enough for an office, library, craft room or sitting room, which is open to the dining and living area below.

The master bedroom, walk-in closet and bathroom stretch the entire width of the log home. In the living room there is a traditional wood burning fire, and the first floor is surrounded by a porch area.

The dining area leads through to a laundry room that is also accessible from the porch area outside, which in turn leads through to a garage. To the second floor, there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a loft area which overlooks the living room area below.

Pictured here are two homes customized using the Westfield plan. Read more about these homes, and download the plan here.

Mark your calendars now for our free 2023 events, including the April Log Raising.