Workaway is really handy when trying to both minimize costs and maximize integration into a strange local culture.

The Workaway site is an incredibly easy way to get in contact with people overseas with available space who require some task or another done. In some cases it is as minimal as speaking to them in English, in other as much as helping to rebuild an entire castle. One can easily search by area and/or the type of jobs that need done.

Since the exchange is room and board instead of a monetary wage there is no need to apply for a work visa and deal with the associated hassles.