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 Leslie and Andrew Gibbons practice a DIY life on land near Elkport, Ia. Here they pose in front of their hand-built home.
Photo by Michelle Gifford