I listened to the man who is involved in the project. He was describing the difficulties such as finding rightful owners of the houses to complete necessary paper work. He was also saying renovating old houses was more difficult than building the new ones. But building new houses would defeat the idea of having a village with a unique character. The owner renovates keeping old items items people used in the village. The village may become a museum one day.
The village recorded from the skys : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPiLQuciWWI