We are a young family with four children and since 2011 we have lived on this farm with a large house that we're renovating. It is located 650 m above sea level, surrounded by a vast forest of oaks, the house is surrounded by 500 olive trees, a fruit orchard with diverse varieties, and pasture and chestnut wood that have suffered years of neglect. The place is quite isolated and is located 5 km from a village of Gaiole in Chianti and a half hour drive from Montevarchi where the Florence-Rome railway line and the A1 motorway are. For now, we are mainly engaged in the recovery of arable land, we take care of the plants and are planting young trees. We have a vegetable garden and dogs, cats, chicken , horses, donkeys and wild boars live with us, each in their own place. We produce olive oil and chestnuts and we also sell firewood. We try to achieve a high degree of self-sufficiency in food and energy. The cuisine is mostly vegetarian but someone in the family also eats meat and fish. WWOOFers can stay in rooms in the house, if available, or in tents; we ask for help in the woods, with the maintenance of orchards, harvesting fruit, olives and aromatic and medicinal herbs, with making conserves, maintaining the dirt roads and other housework. Stays of at least 2 weeks to benefit from the mutual exchange.We speak Italian, German, French, English and Spanish For us it is a great adventure to live with our children and we are happy to share it with those of you who have the joy and desire to do so too!