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See a SIP Home Erected During Live Demonstration

The public is invited to attend an event in Blue Ridge, Georgia, on Thursday, April 4, from 10 a.m. til 2 pm EST. Attendees can watch the panels being erected on a SIPs (Structural Insulated Panel) home. Industry experts will show you how it's done and be there to answer any questions related to this versatile and very efficient system.

The event is being hosted by Jason Atkins of Blue Ridge Mountain Log Homes, LLC.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on March 29, 2019 at 12:21pm — No Comments

A New Cabin for A Family with a Plan

Interview by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes Director of Marketing.

Seth and Lovie Sellers will welcome visitors to their new log home near Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, during the Honest Abe Spring Log Home Tour on March 23.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on March 18, 2019 at 8:18am — No Comments

A Second Log Home for True Enthusiasts



Interview by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes

See photo gallery: Apple Home Photo Gallery

Honest Abe homeowners Jerry and LeeAnne Apple are opening their new log home to guests on Saturday, March 23, during the Honest Abe Log…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on March 18, 2019 at 8:12am — No Comments

Read the March edition of Honest Abe Living!

The March issue of Honest Abe Living invites you to a Spring Log Home Tour featuring two new log homes. Read interviews with the homeowners and view snapshots of each home. Find out what the hottest color choice in home decor is for 2019. Learn why Honest Abe uses Douglas Fir for timber components.…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on March 12, 2019 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Smith Mountain Lake Log Home is Perfect for Retired Couple Ready for Fun and Family

Linda & Chuck Howlett completed their new 10-room Honest Abe log home on Smith Mountain Lake near Union Hall, Virginia, in 2018.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 22, 2019 at 8:53am — No Comments

Read the latest edition of Honest Abe Living!

Honest Abe log homes publishes a free interactive magazine online each month. Honest Abe Living’s February issue features a lakeside dream-come-true home on Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. See photos and plans and read an interview with the owners. Learn how an Honest Abe Log Home…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 18, 2019 at 3:59am — No Comments

Window Choices Shed Light on Your Dream Home

An age-old comment about log homes is how “dark” they are on the inside, but this is something that does not have to be true anymore. Beyond the overall structure of the house, the windows are the single most important way to make a creative statement about your new log home.

Ranging from gable dormer windows to a wall of gable end windows of all…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 11, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

2019 Events Inform and Inspire Wood Home Enthusiasts

Last year hundreds of people attended special events hosted by Honest Abe Log Homes. During the company’s 40th Anniversary year in 2019 there’s even more to offer log and timber frame home enthusiasts.

Log Raisings

The 2019 calendar of free events kicks off on Feb. 2 with the first of five Log Raisings at Honest Abe’s National…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on January 7, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Homes by Honest Abe Featured in Log Home Living and Log Cabin Homes for Christmas

Log and timber frame homes are beautiful in every season, but there’s something special about a wood home decorated for the holiday season. This year two homes decorated and ready for Christmas that were designed, manufactured and built by Honest Abe Log Homes are featured in Nationally distributed wood home publications. The Hedges home and the Cambridge model were designed by Honest Abe’s award-winning in-house designer Michael Hix. Both stories are by freelance writer Claudia Johnson with…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on December 6, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Read Honest Abe Living Christmas Issue Online Free

Honest Abe Living, Honest Abe Log Homes' interactive magazine, is all about the holidays in its December issue. Read about and view photos of two new Honest Abe log houses decorated for Christmas that are featured in two separate national magazines. Be amazed at photos of a house that survived a November tornado. Download a tip sheet on choosing land for a log or timber frame home.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on December 2, 2018 at 5:59am — No Comments

Honest Abe Reveals New Branding

During the Smith Companies 50th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 27 at Moss, Tennessee, a new logo for Honest Abe Log Homes was unveiled. Honest Abe's 40th year in operation will be commemorated in 2019, and the new logo design is an early birthday present for the company.

"We felt that our traditional branding had become antiquated," explained Josh…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on October 29, 2018 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Read Honest Abe Living Online Free

In Honest Abe Living, Honest Abe's interactive online magazine you'll explore the photo galleries…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on October 10, 2018 at 6:57am — No Comments

Honest Abe Living August 2018

Honest Abe Living's August edition offers a sneak peak into the Honest Abe Cookeville Fall Log Home Tour set for Aug. 25. There are tips for conducting a do-it-yourself home inspection to keep your house in great shape over the years. Learn how Honest Abe Interior Design Coordinator Molly Cooper created a modern farmhouse kitchen for a young couple. Download the Westport plan, and read a story about a couple who used it to build the home of their dreams. Take a…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on August 5, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Honest Abe Living July 2018

The July issue of Honest Abe Living features a lakeside home and floor plan that created a retiring couple the home and life they had always envisioned.…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on July 25, 2018 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Honest Abe Log Homes Sponsors Financial Planning Curriculum for Clay County Students

Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance course, a comprehensive curriculum that provides students with sound financial principles to guide them into adulthood, is being sponsored at Clay County High School by Honest Abe Log Homes.

“Supporting our schools and youth continues to be an important way for Honest Abe to give back to our community,” said Josh Beasley, President of Honest Abe Log Homes. “Becoming a corporate sponsor to provide this curriculum to the high school…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 13, 2018 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Designing a Dual Use Space in a Downsized Home



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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 4, 2018 at 10:24am — No Comments

Honest Abe Living May 2018

Honest Abe Log Homes’ monthly interactive, online magazine, Honest Abe Living, contains some interesting stories, helpful tips and exciting invitations. Read about two log homes (completed and furnished) that will be open for a free tour on June 16. Find out how you can attend the next log raising that includes a tour of Honest Abe’s mill and a new Honest Abe Log Home. Get tips on creating a plan that allows for privacy along with open spaces. Find out why…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 4, 2018 at 10:12am — No Comments

Honest Abe Hosting Log Raising, Home Tour and More in May

There’s a lot going on in May in the small community of Moss, Tennessee, where Honest Abe is headquartered, so we’re encouraging you to go ahead and mark your calendars so you won’t miss anything.

On Saturday, May 19, beginning at 9 a.m., folks who are interested in designing and building a custom Honest Abe Log Home are invited to attend a…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on May 10, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Downsize to a Log or Timber Frame Forever Home

The first step in knowing it was time to make a move was the quiet. The bubble of constant comings and goings, the mounds of laundry and even the 50-pound bags of pet food were no longer part of the daily household mix. There were rooms that sat empty with the moving out of each child. There were bathrooms that nobody used. Even the trek up and down stairs to the garage or up…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on April 10, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Log Rising, New Home Tour, Barn Sale and More Planned by Honest Abe Log Homes in May

There’s a lot going on in May in the small community of Moss, Tennessee, where Honest Abe is headquartered, so we’re encouraging you to go ahead and mark your calendars so you won’t miss anything.

On Saturday, May 19, beginning at 9 a.m., folks who are interested in designing and building a custom Honest Abe Log Home are invited to attend a…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on April 5, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

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