The Mother Earth News Fair near you is a great source of information on DIY you love best. Uncle Mud has a whole stage with hour long hands on demos all weekend on Rocket Heaters and Natural Building and such. They tell me there are other stages too with all kinds of Permaculture and Homesteading stuff but whatever. Come get muddy with us. www.motherearthnews.com
Of course if you really want to get into it you should join us at Wheaton Labs in July for the ATC https://richsoil.com/atc.jsp Think of it as the shop class for homesteaders. If you wish you had the confidence to drive a 16 ton excavator or mill your own wood or make cob or weld and cut metal for any of a thousand projects this is your opportunity to learn it all in one place.
here is my full schedule if you want to play in the mud with us this year
Companion Planting Guide by World Permaculture Association