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!

Cow-Calf Herd
The Eby family keeps a small cow-calf herd of Highland cattle that they raise for meet. The family also raises sheep and poultry.
Photo by Jennifer Eby