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!

Cool Family Beehives
Robb Cool inspects one of his family’s many beehives. The Cool family raise bees for honey and beeswax, and Robb builds hives to sell.
Photo by Jaime Cool