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 lives a self-sufficient lifestyle with this greenhouse and rabbit hutch in their backyard. They have a chicken coop, too, that is unpictured. As do-it-yourself builders, they built all of these structures to outfit their urban modern homestead with repurposes materials.
Photo by Christa Tippman