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.

This urban organic garden supplies the Sailer family of Colorado with the majority of their fresh produce. Growing their own food is one of the thrifty-living tips they exemplify and share with their neighbors and friends.
Photo by Jeremiah Sailer