The Village began as an experiment on September 1st, 2017. Barely Infected started the event with one simple specification: No Rules. Establish and maintain a Village.
The project soon became extremely popular and so the admins decided to make this a permanent server and created the DayZ Village Community. The basic idea still is to establish a Village that functions as a base for for friendly players, to maintain and protect the location and it's residents and visitors. And even though a lot of factions have since then been established, the Village itself remains the center and the heart of the whole project.