The community resident at Torri Superiore began with a first small group in 1993, and now has about 20 permanent members, including 8 children and teenagers. Although it is not easy to define what keeps us together as a community, we could be described as people engaged in a common project of reconstruction of the abandoned country, education and responsible life with low environmental impact. Every household has a living unit with its own kitchen, but we prefer to eat almost always together in the common rooms of the guesthouse.
The residents of the community follow the daily activities that take place in Torri: organizing events, celebrations, parties, artistic activities, coordinating the management of restoration yards, and developing the agriculture programs (which at the time They include an olive oil production in collaboration with local farmers, vegetables and fruit for self-consumption)
The community meets once a week and makes its own decisions based on the method of consensus. The common language of the group is Italian.
To join the community it is necessary to attend the Ecovillage in a continuative way, to know personally all the residents and as many non-resident members as possible. After a first period of mutual knowledge, it is possible to apply as “resident candidates” and, if the community agrees, start the time of the trial year. Every three months the placement path of the candidate is examined and you decide whether or not to continue the experience. At the end, if the outcome is favorable, you become part of the community in all respects. Candidates, like all residents, must assume the burden of their own maintenance (food and accommodation costs).