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' trusty sawmill has helped them turn unwanted and repurposed wood into multiple structures on their rural Iowa property. The couple embodies a simple, DIY lifesty as true modern homesteaders.
Photo by Michelle Gifford