We want to create a place where one can be human again. A place where you can use your mind and body again to create, shape, build, invent, live. A place full of music, art and life and a living ecological agriculture with self-sufficient claim. We are neither hippies, nor are we stuck in the Middle Ages – though these two ways of living are welcome. Even politically, diversity is more welcome than an unconstructive monotony. Our claim is a modern, sustainable life, taking into account old-fashioned techniques and knowledge. We do not dream of a harmony utopia, but would welcome a dynamic community. In addition, we see the opportunity to use this village as a slow-down retreat touristicly in order to finance the community again.
On a hill in the northern Italian mountains, near the Swiss border, lies a tiny village. It is completely abandoned by now. Only the church is opened regularly after Catholic care – I am of the opinion on Sunday and holidays. This village offers everything you need for an eco-village project. Existing, ready-to-move houses, areas with great soil to build our own small agriculture, wood and stones. Running drinking water flows in two streams past the village – which guarantees us two things: Water and electricity . The area is surrounded by a dense, sparsely populated forest. The region is rich in sun – yet it is one of the more humid areas of Italy, which makes the vegetation disproportionately lush and greener. Although the houses are completely uninhabited, they are still owned by some local families. It would make the most sense to make a financial proposal to the responsible community to buy the entire village including all land. How each one of you can contribute to this we will discuss individually. At first we need man-power. People who are ready to revive and transform this village. The first settlers if you want. We want YOU to be part of it!
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 4
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
Are you interested in the values we already mentioned in the description? You like working in the fresh air, in the middle of nature? You are creative, dynamic and full of spirit of discovery? Then you are the right one for us.
We want to maintain the greatest possible exchange with each other. Handicrafts are very important - because you would belong to the founding team. Agricultural knowledge can be acquired together.
Our project will require a lot of work and creativity. We try to breathe new life into a deserted village. You have to actively participate in this and look forward to exactly this task.
We are pleased to meet you!