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.

The Gibbons knew how to build a house, and build a house they did. Recently, the front three-season sunroom, painted green, was added on using repurposed materials almost exclusively.
Photo by Michelle Gifford