The beautiful wild village of Zonca in the Italian alps near Dommodossola is in urgent need of repairs. Many roofs are currently in bad shape and without maintenance there is a real danger of collapse. Many historical buildings could potentially be lost in the next two to five years.
For this reason we are looking for volunteers who would like to give 3-5 hours of work a day to help us restore and maintain this village. If you are interested in community building, permaculture and the restoration of historic rural homes, this project may be exactly what you are looking for! Interested in living and/or working in a wild beautiful, super quiet place in a pristine natural environment? Zonca has many houses for rent and for sale.
You will find a welcoming community of beautiful and wise people with extensive knowledge and skills. There are currently two families with children and kids will not be bored. There is a wonderful music room, fireplaces and tables around which to gather, play music, sing and so on!
As a visitor of almost 20 years I decided to buy a house in the village last year (2017) using crowdfunding. I enjoy the quiet, the forest which is all around and I very much love all the people in this wonderful place.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 20
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
Zonca is not a community but a village. People who are interested in buying or renting houses should first spend some time in the village and get to know us. They should also do some volunteer work with others to learn what types of work there are and how hard it might be to live here. I would certainly suggest multiple visits and stays of longer than 3 weeks as well as trying different seasons. Since Zonca is not an official community there are no criteria for admittance. However, we all depend on each other and live in close proximity so it is obvious that you need to get along well with others and to understand what it will take to buy and maintain a house, work with others and also learn what you can contribute to others and to the world by living here. There are in any case many houses available for rent and to buy.