Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, February 2022

Honest Abe Wins Two NAHB Design Awards

Two homes manufactured by Honest Abe Log Homes are 2022 Jerry Rouleau Award winners. Recognizing the best structures in systems-built housing, each award category (by type and size) in this prestigious annual competition reflects the distinctive nature of a building technique, including log and timber frame, represented by the Building Systems Councils of NAHB.


Experts offer advice on the importance of considerations about aging in place when designing a forever home.

Interior Design Interior Design

Why it’s important to involve an interior designer early in the process.

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Abe Lincoln's Home Abe Lincoln's Home

See how Lincoln’s home changed with the needs of his growing family.

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Dealer of the Year Dealer of the Year

Meet Honest Abe’s Independent Dealer of the Year, Travis Kidwell.

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Dr. Locke’s Cabin

Veterinarian chooses log home life for retirement.


Cherry Pie

In honor of George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22 we are presenting a cherry pie recipe that is adapted from The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, cookbook by Hannah Glasse (1708–1770) first published in 1747.

The Lincoln Floor Plan

The 2,062-square-foot Lincoln plan would be equally lovely as a log, timber frame or hybrid home. The exterior is designed so that a combination of materials can be used, including logs, wooden fish scale shingle siding, weatherboard, Hardie board or even stucco. Construction could utilize a combination of Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) and timber frame.

The roofs of the full-length front and back covered porches are supported by double posts on stone pylons.

The first floor’s entrance hall, which houses a staircase, extends into the front porch. To the left of the entrance hall is a master bedroom with a luxury bath and a walk-in closet. To the right is a living room with a fireplace that rises the full two stories. Behind the living room, the kitchen included a separate laundry room, a power room and a pantry.

The back covered porch has a half-hexagonal uncovered deck extending from its center.

The second floor has two bedrooms, a loft and an office, which all share a full bath with his and hers sinks.

Register now to download the premium plans, which include renderings, elevations, dimensions or download the basic plan here.