Is this place very
Is this place very close to where you are, Jose? How about you go take a look and tell us more about it? And take photos. I'd like to see more of this place.
This place was on the local news a few weeks ago here in Galicia
Its about a two hour drive from me, the prohibitive part isn't the length of the trip but the gas. A trip that far would be easiest by car (not great public transport here) and that can run you 40 euros or 55 bucks. Although I had a friend interested in taking a look, maybe someday we'll check it out.
That's what I was trying to get at, a village has value in itself, not just as a way to boost the economy or tax revenues. It can simply be a place to build community, be creative, be spontaneous, experience joy, live in harmony with one's landbase, etc.
Industrialization emptied out our villages and now that it has run its course, the emptied out municipalities see a reemergence in interest in rural life as an opportunity. They have inherited villages, which used to belong to people, that have fallen in to their laps and they see them as a resource to keep their municipality going, because when a municipality gets depopulated or becomes insolvent, it can get consolidated in to another and then people in the municipality lose their positions. Unfortunately this creates a lot of conditions to the giving away of the village and creates some demands on how you have to organize the village, for example in the video it requires you to create employment for locals. Its hard enough creating employment here for yourself, let alone for other people! (Unemployment here is 25%, youth unemployment around 50%) I don't really have anything against rural tourism, but its such a common idea that sooner or later I feel like supply will outstrip demand and many will be wanting for visitors.
Now of course it would be awesome to stack functions, figure out a way create some tourism and at the same time build the kind of village you would like to live in.