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 Sailer Family was named one of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Homesteaders of the Year. They are lined up here in front of their Loveland, Colo., home, where they put self-sufficient living skills to work in an urban setting. From left to right: Jeremiah, Sarah, Emma, Bella, Ruby and Gia.
Photo by Christa Tippman