Being influenced by environmental issues, the social and economic crisis we are going through, theories such as the one of Degrowthand ofPermaculture, but also by the way we have been brought up and evolved, we propose the creation forthe conditions for the resettlement of a deserted village on Paikosmountain, called Kromni.
The Kromni project is a structure which will operate as a heritageand a distributive medium for lost oral knowledge, which has been considered obsolete and forgotten because of rapid change.Knowledge, however, which we believe can be beneficial in aspects of production and for wider environmental issues. Kromni is a small community, part of a wider social whole,which through cooperation and cohabitation of its members, as a cooperative, which will be non-profit making according to the principlesof permaculture, willexploit fully what the region offers, aiming to become self-sufficient. The structure will not have an insular character but the opposite, it will be open to visitors who are interested in understanding the theory behind this attempt and are open to new ideas and suggestions in general. A self-managed group will set the rules and principles of this cohabitation, but also the relationship to the ecosystem of the area.
TheKromni attempt is a project that suggests some solutions, creates appropriate conditions for research and tries to build something new, based on the power of traditional practices. A social structure of individuals will work as a group,with financial management that will not aim for immediate and personal profit. In contrast, the aim will be a quality of life which is not deprived of anything, but will create the right environment for every member and every future member of the community to create his own promised land.