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Estemerwalt named Innovator of the Year

Wayneindependent.com

November 30, 2013

Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) is pleased to announce that Estemerwalt Log Homes of Honesdale, PA, has been selected their 2013 Innovator of the Year.

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Total Rejuvenation - The Harmonia Garden Home offers serenity in the Pennsylvania mountains.

Log Cabin Homes Magazine

March 11, 2013

Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania lies a 23-acre tract of land where Marita Avante and Walter Zimmermann decided to create an oasis, a home that would provide serenity and rejuvenation from Walter’s workdays in the energy industry amid the bustle of Jersey City, New Jersey.

The Harmonia Garden Home allows Marita and Walter to display personal tastes while designing residential space that is true to the tenets of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda (MSV) architectural and planning principles.

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An Indoor/Outdoor Summer Retreat

Cottages & Bungalows

September 2012

When Walter Zimmerman and his wife, Marta Avante, designed this stone-plinth-and-solid-wood log house in the rural hills of Pennsylvania, their goal was to create a getaway where the lines between home and nature were eased by a soothing garden, outdoor amenities to rival the indoors, and sweeping views of the lush green landscape.

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Going Green in a Log Home

ProudGreenHome.com

August 14, 2012

A log home is inherently green in many ways, with the end result not only eco-friendly in its actual structure, but in appearance as well...

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Log homes and Highlights

The Wayne Independent

June 1, 2012

Estemerwalt Log Homes is featured in the June issue of the esteemed children's magazine, Highlights High Five, in a special feature entitled "Building Log Houses."

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Log Homes in Highlights Kids Magazine

Log Home Directory

May 22, 2012

"We are a family company," says Kurt Propst, owner of Estemerwalt Log Homes. "It's exciting for us to be included in this magazine, and to be able to be a part of teaching children the log home building process." 
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Building Log Houses

Highlights High Five Magazine
June 2012

Building a house with toy logs is fun. You fit pieces together to make walls and doors and windows. And when builders make a log home, that's what they do too.

But first trees are cut down and the branches are removed. Then a truck takes the logs to a sawmill.

At the sawmill, a big saw removes the bark from the logs.

creating a country castle - estemerwalt log homes

Creating a Country Castle

Living the Country Life

March 2012

For many landowners, especially those in wooded settings, a log home is the perfect example of solid comfort and ruggedness....

saving energy in a log home

Saving Energy in a Log Home

The Good Human

February 20, 2012

Log home dwellers are the envy of many. Few can think of an idea more relaxing than kicking back inside of a warm log cabin on a secluded mountain somewhere. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, log cabins also provide owners assurance that living in such a home reduces their carbon footprint on Earth.

savvy log home manufacturers find success in selling american houses overseas

Savvy Log Home Manufacturers Find Success Selling 'American Houses' in Overseas Markets

Nation's Building News

January 31, 2012

In the midst of the worst housing slump in U.S. history, members of the Log Homes Council, part of NAHB’s Building Systems Councils, have found success in new marketplaces overseas.

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Green Log Homes Give a Connection to Nature

Green Building Community

November 2011

Log homes have been in existence for thousands
of years and have been constructed for hundreds of
years in the United States. But it was in the early 70s
that the industry saw revitalization. "As part of the
back to nature movement, people decided they wanted
to build their own log home," ….

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Find a Log Home Producer and Builder

2012 Log Cabin Homes Buyer's Guide

October 2011

The most beautiful log homes in the world all share a common bond; they started with excellent producers and builders who not only knew what they were doing, but who went the extra mile to make sure the homes exceeded their owners' expectations...

estemerwalt log homes takes localism worldwide

Estemerwalt Log Homes takes localism worldwide

Wayne Independent

September 9, 2011

Kurt Propst has made his life’s work out of supporting the local community. Now, thanks to five decades of his and a handful of employees' hard work and a European partner company that sought them out, his locally-produced log home products are introducing a bit of American ambiance to European markets with a couple of high-profile resort projects.

northeast pennsylvania-made homes headed to germany

Northeast Pennsylvania-made homes headed to Germany

thetimes-tribune.com

August 21, 2011

Even in the worst of housing slumps, a Wayne County custom homebuilder is keeping busy - building log homes for a resort in Germany.

Estemerwalt Log Homes has shipped 15 log homes to Snow Dome Resort, which operates an indoor ski slope outside Hamburg. Estemerwalt owner Kurt Propst expects the high-profile project will draw more European customers and euros to Pennsylvania...

Rustic Retreat featuring Estemerwalt Log Homes

Rustic Retreat

Living the Country Life

July 2011

This Estemerwalt Log Homes cabin in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, is a year-round rustic hunting and fishing retreat. It is a marvel of simple efficiency...

Log Cabin retreat featuring Estemerwalt Log Homes

Log Cabin Retreat

Living the Country Life

July 2011

Rustic elegance is a growing trend, and with good reason: It doesn't matter where we live or how chaotic our lives become, we all enjoy a sense of comfort, familiarity and simplicity...

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Northeast Woman: Beth Propst Reece

TheTimes-Tribune.com

June 26, 2011

According to Beth Propst Reece, the log home industry is "definitely a man's business."

That may be so, but she's having the time of her life infiltrating this particular boys' club.

what's new in log homes?

What's New in Log Homes?

Country's Best Cabins

June 2011

Log home innovations are popping up all over the industry, representing the latest advancements in design concepts, technology and energy efficiency.

poconos beauty

Poconos Beauty

The Good Stuff Guide

May 21, 2011

As we start to think about summer, relaxing, and sun, I had to share this gorgeous home on Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos Mountain region of Pennsylvania...

turning dust into green

Turning Dust Into Green

Country's Best Cabins

June 2011

A Pennsylvania log company uses its waste sawdust to power its log-drying kilns and has saved more than a million gallons of fuel.

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Photo Feature

Log Cabin Homes

May 2011

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a shady retreat: front porch enjoys new popularity

A Shady Retreat:
Front Porch Enjoys New Popularity

Chicago Tribune

April 29, 2011

Like pieced quilts and chair rail, the front porch was born of practicality. It provided Grandma and her front rooms shade from the hot sun.

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Estemerwalt Log Homes Saves Over 1,000,000 Gallons in Fuel Oil

Green Economy

April 1, 2011

This is interesting green business news. Estemerwalt Log Homes (www.Estemerwalt.com) has announced that they have saved over one million gallons of fuel oil (1,314,000 at the time of this release) since the installation of their sawdust burning dry kiln system in 1996.

estemerwalt log homes saves over 1,000,000 gallons in fuel oil

Estemerwalt Log Homes Saves Over 1,000,000 Gallons in Fuel Oil

Green Living Guy

March 31, 2011

This is interesting green business news. Estemerwalt Log Homes (www.Estemerwalt.com) has announced that they have saved over one million gallons of fuel oil (1,314,000 at the time of this release) since the installation of their sawdust burning dry kiln system in 1996. Instead of using a standard fuel oil-burning system that would burn approximately 240 gallons per day, Estemerwalt installed a sawdust gasification system to help reduce operating costs as well as benefit the environment.

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Rustic Reception

MSN.COM

February 9, 2011

This log cabin in rural Pennsylvania is truly rustic: It is not connected to any roads, and it has no running water or electricity. The owners use it year-round for hunting, fishing and camping, and they rely on its wood-burning stove and fireplace to stay warm.

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Rustic Retreat: Log Cabin in the Woods

Tiny House Blog

February 10, 2011

This Pennsylvania log cabin is a year-round rustic hunting and fishing retreat – the perfect outdoors getaway, and the very definition of aesthetic simplicity.

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Cabin in the Woods

Cabin Life

February 2011

This Pennsylvania year-round hunting and fishing retreat is a saddle-notch-style log cabin built with 10-inch-round Eastern White Pine logs.

Estemerwalt Log Homes in Log Home Living 2011 Buyers Guide

2011 BUYER'S GUIDE

Log Home Living

August 2010

The differences between log home companies go beyond the looks of their homes. These companies offer different floor plans, wood species, log styles, building systems, components and other factors that go into the finished home...

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Taking the Scenic Route

Country's Best Log Homes

August 2010

A few wrong turns early in their home-building journey didn't deter one Pennsylvania couple from finishing their family-style log retreat.

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SIMPLY STATED: A Pennsylvania Cabin Gets Down to Basics

Log Home Living

August 2010

LOCATED IN CENTRAL Pennsylvania, two miles from the nearest road, this creekside cabin bespeaks rustic bordering on primitive. It has no water or power, only
an outside well and an outhouse...

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A Lakeside Log Retreat with Modern Charm

Cabin Life

May 2010

May the Bluebird of Happiness Fly Down your Chimney. It's not the traditional cabin blessing, perhaps. But then, one glance inside this Pennsylvania log home tells you that its owners are anything but traditional...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Estemerwalt Log Homes Honored by National Awards Program

Estemerwalt Log Homes Honored by National Awards Program

Yahoo! News

October 26, 2009

Estemerwalt Log Homes received a national home building accolade, capturing the Excellence in Home Design for the Manufacturer's Model/Sales Center and Merchandising in the 2010 Building Systems' Council's Excellence in Home Design and Marketing Awards program...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Estemerwalt Log Homes Saves Over 1,000,000 Gallons in Fuel Oil

Estemerwalt Log Homes Saves Over 1,000,000 Gallons in Fuel Oil

PA Environment Digest

August 2009

Estemerwalt Log Homes has announced they have saved over one million gallons of fuel oil -- 1,138,800 to be exact-- since the installation of their sawdust burning dry kiln system in 1996...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Floor Plans and Design Guide

Floor Plans and Design Guide

Country's Best Log Homes

August 2009

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: 40 Eco-Friendly Finds in NEPA

40 Eco-Friendly Finds in NEPA

Happenings Magazine

July 2009

Estemerwalt Log Homes has saved over one million gallons of fuel oil since the installation of their sawdust burning dry kiln system in 1996...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: All in the Family

All in the Family

Country's Best Log Homes

July 2009

A visit to a friend's log home in Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains was all it took to hook Tim Lucas. "I said, 'This is a dream come true,' " he recalls. "My friend looked at me and said 'You should build one, too.' " And that was how it started...

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Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Project to Build Inclusive Playground in Wayne County gets Boost from Community

Project to Build Inclusive Playground in Wayne Cty. gets Boost from Community

Scranton Times

June 14, 2009

Gina Pritchard lost her 10-year-old daughter, Grace, last year to health complications related to Down syndrome.

With memories of her daughter vivid, Mrs. Pritchard said she felt heartened on Saturday during a benefit at Estemerwalt Log Homes for a project to build an inclusive playground...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Pining

Pining

Scranton Times

May 3, 2009

For generations, the Propst family has been unlocking the potential of rough logs by cutting them into boards and studs...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: When Inspiration Strikes

When Inspiration Strikes

Cabin Life

May 2009

Jim and Mary Joan Cleary had always been warm weather folks who spent vacations soaking up the Caribbean sun. Then one day, poof – inspiration struck! "My husband turned to me and said, 'You know, I've always wanted to build a log cabin,'" recalls Mary Joan. And that was that. Next thing you know, the couple was scoping out property near their Pennsylvania home...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Best Seller Homes

Best Seller Homes

Automated Builder

May 2009

Designed for the true log home enthusiast, the Emerson from Estemerwalt Log Homes is as versatile as it is functional and beautiful. In addition to being 100% handicap acceessible, this home offers the ultimate in spacious and modern log home living...

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Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: At Home with Logs

At Home With Logs

Mill Product News

April 2009

Estemerwalt Log Homes based in Honesdale, Pennsylvania operates a couple of specialized pieces of equipment that set the company apart. A mammoth lathe that allows them to mill extra large logs, and an environmentally friendly sawdust-fired kiln that saves fuel, both help give the company a distinct competitive edge...

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Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Favorite Designs: Western and Southwestern Plans

Favorite Designs:
Western and Southwest Plans

Custom Wood Homes

Fall 2008

A front covered porch and rear deck make outdoor living easy...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Some Home Builders Find Ways to Weather the Storm

Some Home Builders Find Ways to Weather the Storm

Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal

October 27, 2008

In this perfect storm of real estate woes, a couple of house builders are in the sunlit center of the hurricane. Both Stratz Contracting in Emmaus and Estemerwalt Log Homes in Honesdale said they are getting more calls now than last year from people interested in upscale houses – and more sales...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Going Green Saves Estemerwalt $350,000

Going Green Saves Estemerwalt $350k

Building Systems Magazine

September 18, 2008

Who says going green costs you money? Estemerwalt Log Homes (Honesdale, PA) was using fuel oil to power its kiln for drying specialty woods for its lumber operation, including wainscoting, tongue-and-groove paneling and trim board...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Lakeview Landmark

Lakeview Landmark

Log Homes Illustrated

July 2008

The oft-toid tale of the cobbler's shoeless children rings true for Kurt Propst. He started out working in his family's hardwood-lumber business in northeastern Pennsylvania. Yearning to do something with "more pizzazz," Kurt says that the turning point in his life came after watching a video of a planer making a log. It inspired him to start Estemerwalt Log Homes in the mid-1980s.

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: The Next Generation of Building Systems

The Next Generation of Building Systems

Builder Architect

June 2008

Much has been written about the tastes and traits that differentiate baby boomers from their generation-X successors, as well as the current group of youth (gen-Y or millennials) who will be the next wave of home buyers...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Log Homes by Estemerwalt

Log Homes by Estemerwalt

WNEP-TV

May 15, 2008

Estemerwalt Log Homes is featured on ABC affiliate WNEP-TV (Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, PA markets) on the live 7pm newscast on Thursday, May 15. Hosted by  reporter Trish Hartman, the segment featured the
family-owned and operated log home company.

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: 30 Under 40

30 Under 40

Building System Magazine

March 2008

Estemerwalt is one of the very few log home producers that manufacturers Western-style round log homes on
the East Coast. When Elizabeth Reece ioined the family business in 2005, she was charged with creating a marketing department from scratch...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: The Best of Today's Log Homes

The Best of Today's Log Homes

Book by Tina Skinner

February 2008

This book features a home by Estemerwalt Log Homes. The home is featured on pages 28-31.

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing

Log Home Design Magazine

February 2008

It was love at first sight when Jim and Mary Joan Cleary saw the land that now hosts their log home away from home. Wild and untouched, the 611-acre gem tucked into the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania was a rare find...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: A Visit with Estemerwalt Homes

A Visit with Estemerwalt Homes

Lodges Magazine

November 2007

If you are thinking of building a log home that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett would showdown over, look into Estemerwalt homes...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Lights! Camera! Action!

Lights! Camera! Action!

Building Systems

November 2007

On a sleepy summer day in July, Honesdale, PA, was home to a mini media frenzy as Estemerwalt Log Homes was featured on the morning news show of New York City's CW11. Reporter Larry Hoff, who has gained a reputation for being edgy, hosted the live segment from Estemerwalt...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Home Talk Tours

Home Talk Tours

Anderson Windows

Summer 2007

Take a tour of an Estemerwalt home.

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: CW11 Morning Show in NYC

CW11 Morning Show in NYC

CW11 NYC

July 13, 2007

Sleepy Honesdale, PA was home to a mini media frenzy on Thursday, as Estemerwalt Log Homes was featured on the morning news show of New York City’s CW11. The live correspondence from Estemerwalt Log Homes, featuring the family owned and operated log home company, was hosted by reporter Larry Hoff, who has over a dozen years in front of the camera on New York television, and has carved out a reputation as a reporter who lives on the edge.

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Ten Steps to Make a Dream Log Home a Reality

Ten Steps to Make a Dream Log Home a Reality

The Garden Island

February 17, 2007

Log homes have a certain presence that is unmistakable. With their timbers and distinctive craftsmanship, these homes offer more of everything – more strength in their design, more sanctuary within their fortress-like walls and more connection to nature using a building material straight from Mother Nature herself...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Fancy Living in Modern Log House

Fancy Living in Modern Log House

Washington Times

December 2006

Visitors pulling up to Beverly Sheingorn's home in Boyd might marvel at its massive windows or, once inside, its cathedral ceilings. What they'll notice on closer inspection is that the home is not made of wood and siding, but fragrant logs...

Estmerwalt Log Homes Article: Log Home Popularity Booming

Log Home Popularity Booming

The American Institute of Architects

November 17, 2006

Did you know that there are over 30,000 log homes built annually in the U.S.? Log homes account for 9 percent of the custom homebuilding market in this country. In fact, there currently are more than 550,000 log homes in the U.S.