Honest Abe Living Online Magazine

a digital publication of Honest Abe Log Homes

November 2018 Edition

You’re Invited to a Christmas Log Home Tour

Enhance your holiday season with a Christmas tour of log and timber frame homes hosted by Crossville.Honest Abe Log Homes. The free tour begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at The Cambridge, Honest Abe Crossville’s Model Home. Enjoy refreshments and pick up a tour map that guides you to two additional log homes and a timber frame home under construction by Honest Abe homes.

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Christmas at the Cambridge

Christmas is the time for traditions – for honoring old ones and creating new. It’s a time for decking the halls, welcoming friends and creating memories. And that’s just what Honest Abe Log Homes does during the holidays at its award-winning model home, the Cambridge, in Crossville, Tennessee. Read Christmas at the Cambridge to learn more about how decorating a log home for the Christmas season. 

Enjoy this retelling of a classic children’s story published by Honest Abe for our young visitors.

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An Indiana family created a cabin for vacations and holidays right on their own farm.

Visit the cabin…

Honest Abe has adopted a new logo to commemorate our 40th Anniversary in 2019.

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Honest Abe Free Events 


Our free log raisings, home tours, open houses are opportunities throughout the year to learn more about log and timber frame homes. Schedule your trip for these upcoming events…


Christmas Log Home Tour, Dec. 8, Crossville


2019 Log Home Shows & Log Home University

The Cambridge Plan

Download a 4-page presentation about the award-winning Cambridge Plan (story above) by clicking the image below.


From Our Blog

What is SIP Construction?

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Williams Mountain Home

Clearbrook Plan Selected for Williams Mountain Home Smart Decisions, Loving Compromises A North Carolina couple shares lessons learned while building a mountain dream home that incorporates dreams and needs for present and future enjoyment, allowing them to stay in...

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Smith Family Traditions

Download Smith Family Traditions, the 50th Anniversary commemorative magazine compiled in 2018 to celebrate the heritage and legacy of the Clay County-based businesses operated by the family of Doug Smith.

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Joyce Home: Log Home On Lake Gaston Becomes a Reality

By Katherine Joyce, Honest Abe log home owner Keith and Katherine Joyce of Apex, N. C., began their journey to build their dream log home more than 25 years ago when they first met at UNC-Chapel Hill and then married in 1986. Keith already had a strong love for...

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Chink Joint Thermal Efficiency

In today's economy energy efficiency is a subject that most people are aware of including log home owners and those people contemplating the purchase of a log home. With this in mind we occasionally get asked about the R-value of our chinking and/or backing materials...

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In the End, You Have a Great Home

Oakley Home was Family Effort Ask Tanner Oakley anything about the construction of his new house, and he’ll probably know the answer. Sounds reasonable since it is his house, right? Well, Tanner is just 10 years old, but the precocious and mannerly young man has...

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Cooking at Southern Grace Farmhouse

Join Nick and April Patterson as they prepare favorite recipes at their new log home, Southern Grace Farmhouse, on their Acres of Grace Farm.