Arthur Frommer in his blog today asked whether anybody has any feedback on HelpExchange.net, a service which lists farms, hostels and the like, which are seeking ‘volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation (board and lodging)’. Mostly focused on Europe and the Americas – very little in Asia.
“Premier” (e.g. useful) membership to Helpx.net costs a “nominal” 20 euros for 2 years (2 euros for 2 years sounds nominal to me…), but, I guess, IF it lives up to its promises it could be a wise investment..
It looks very much like a site on which your mileage may vary, but it may be of interest.