I'm a homesteader in the forest, but not self-sufficient. We have goats & chickens, and a garden. It's tough, we had to buy the dirt for our garden, as forest soil wouldn't grow anything here, and often we get very little sun. And space is very limited, as a garden cannot be put among the trees, so we have a clearing for it. We only have 2 acres, and we try to let the chickens and goats free-range in the summer. We also get all our wood from nearby national forest, and use only wood to heat our home, so we are self-sufficient in that area.
Ideally, I'd love to have 10-40 acres, pastures and wooded, and be able to have a large garden, and raise a beef cow, and possibly a milk cow, and some free-range pigs, then I think I'd be getting somewhat closer to being self-sufficient. ~Kristie