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.

Homesteaders of the Year Kelly McCormick and Glenn Maresca have put many DIY skills to use on their Florida homestead, including using repurposes materials, such as abandoned wood pallets, to build their farm's structures, such as this cowshed.
Photo courtesy Lisa Neff and Connie Wolgast