Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, October 2021

Living Lakeside

The benefits of living in a lakeside home are many. For those who love to entertain, what better place is there to invite your guests for fishing, boating and other water sports, not to mention relaxing outdoor dinners as the sun sets over the lake?

Here we present a portfolio of lakeside homes, including photo galleries and interviews with the owners of homes designed and manufactured by Honest Abe exclusively for lakeside living.

These homeowners have found that in addition to its intangible benefits, a lake cabin of any size holds its value and even becomes more desirable over time. After all, there will never be a time when watching the sun rise or set over a lake is not one of the greatest joys in life.



If it’s time to close up that summer log cabin or timber frame retreat, there are several tasks that should be completed to prepare for winter and protect your investment.


Barn Sales Barn Sales

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Find out what’s in our updated timber frame kits.

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Stains & Finishes

See what Honest Abe Homeowners chose to set their homes apart!

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Guilt-free eating! There is nothing but veggie goodness and melted mozzarella cheese in stuffed spaghetti squash, and October is the time of the year to find a fresh harvest of squash at every farmer’s market.

The Sinclair, a Small Home with Large Possibilities

This small cabin appears much larger than its 1,040 square feet thanks to a wide shed dormer on one side of the gabled entrance and a circle-top window in the front-facing gable on the other side.

Two bedrooms share a common full bathroom, and both have surprisingly spacious closets. The rear bedroom opens onto a full-length deck.

While the laundry room has its own separate space, the living, dining and kitchen area is open under a cathedral ceiling. A powder room serves the common space.

This tiny home plan lends itself to log, timber or SIP construction. Ask your Honest Abe sales rep or independent dealer to quote your choice or materials and help you make the comparison.

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