The village of Zonca is at least 400 years old, if not more. In the last couple of decades homes have been left derelict and many have collapsed.
About 15 years ago, in the early 2000’s, a number of Swiss and German people began work to recover some houses. The beautiful interiors are beginning to shine again! Modern amenities like running water and electricity as well as insulation and rocket stoves are transforming the stone houses into quite comfortable dwellings.
The quality of granite and Walnut wood becomes apparent when layers of dirt and soot are washed or scraped off.