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!

Wood-Heated Scalder
Matt Eby designed and built this wood-heated scalder that the family uses to process the chickens they raise.
Photo by Jennifer Eby