Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, September 2019


Finally Home

All roads may lead to home, but John and Cindy Fitzmartin’s path took a very circuitous route. Between their 1979 marriage and their final move in 2004 to their log dream home, they relocated 11 times.

Overlooking Tennessee’s Center Hill Lake, the Fitzmartins’ D-Log home designed and manufactured by Honest Abe has 4,340 square feet of indoor living space, 3,172 square feet of porches and a 1,440-square-foot detached garage with a studio and half bath. 

Now living in their house of their dreams, the Fitzmartins say they are finally home.

Log Home Tips

Creating an Affordable Log or Timber Home

No matter what your net worth, chances are you’re interested in making smart investments and getting the most for your money. Building a log home is no exception. There are dozens of ways offered by designers and builders to cut costs. 

Learn How

Declutter Your Design Declutter Your Design

Honest Abe Interior Designer of Cooper & Co. offers tips for de-stressing by decluttering when designing spaces.

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Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity

Honest Abe made a $31,100 donation of building materials to Habitat Humanity in support its regional building programs. 

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October Log Raising October Log Raising

Register for the free Log Raising and Mill Tour set for Oct. 19 at Honest Abe’s National Headquarters in Moss, Tennessee

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Gathering Place

After half a century together a loving couple built their forever home to share with friends and family. 

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Grilled Steak Nachos

Gooey cheese, crunchy chips, and tender steak are all found in this easy-to-make campfire recipe in the Lodge Cook-It-All.

Featured Floor Plan

The Grandfield plan, an Honest Abe original, was used by the Rubenackers family to create their country forever home. Read their story here.

Celebrating 40 Years

Newsletters Have Come a Long Way

Early newsletters, like the interactive Honest Abe Living we publish online today, shared homeowners’ stories, discussed new products and extolled the benefits of log home living during a time that not only was Honest Abe a fledgling company but the log home industry itself was new. This issue, saved since 1980 by one of our first customers, announced that the first model home, located in Murfressboro, Tennessee, was ready for business. That model has expanded over the years and still welcomes thousands of visitors each year. To see it today, click here.

Honest Abe Newsletter, Summer 1981

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