The Many Paths to Self-Reliant Living: 2015 Homesteaders of the Year

Living off the grid, raising animals and growing their own food are some of the many ways our 2015 Homesteaders of the Year have achieved more self-reliant living. These standout modern homesteaders have found ways to save money — and have fun doing it!

Long View Ranch
Long View Ranch, run by Tom and Ilene Preble, includes this hand-built, earth-bermed, mortgage-free home on 120 acres near Peyton, Colo.
Photo by Tom Preble