The Gibbons' off-grid, hand-built guest cabin (left) and outhouse (right) are two of many DIY projects the couple has completed on their rural Iowa property. The couple's hunter friends stay in the cabin seasonally, trading the housing accomodations for the meat they hunt on the land. Another structure they built on their property, the art studio, is where Leslie creates upcycled crafts. All told, the Gibbons have put up six DIY buildings on their lan, plus multiple renovations to those structures in later years.
Photo by Michelle Gifford