The DIY Life: Learn the Ways to Self-Sufficient Living

The MOTHER EARTH NEWS 2014 Homesteaders of the Year have taken self-reliance into their own hands, and with a little time invested in learning new skills, you, too, can achieve the DIY life and practice more self-sufficient living.

Norman the steer grazes along the edge of Homesteaders of the Year Kelly McCormick and Glenn Maresca’s pond. The Florida couple’s hand-built home overlooks the native duck haven and farm, which has become a home to unwanted rescue animals who are now useful, well-loved livestock.
Photo courtesy Lisa Neff and Connie Wolgast