See www.cheap-moscow.com for a compilation of rooms and apartments direct from owners. Rooms usually start from $25/night but occasionally there is a $10-15/night offer. Apartments typically are in the $80-140 range. There you will also find some hostels or cheap hotels.
Here is my collection of Freelance English-speaking drivers capable of acting as all-around assistants >>
Individual car tours. Tver region, Gold Ring, Karelia, Kola. Camping trips. You can easily save enough on hotels and cafes to cover the cost of my involvement. MORE>>
Russian (or English) lessons. Uncle Pasha welcomes the lazy who want a lot fast with a minimal effort. Here is a resume of his approach to language teaching or learning.
THE PARETO PRINCIPLE RULES THE WORLD! 20% of the effort does 80% of the job. Key is to identify the important 20%. MORE>>
I am no longer actively involved with the project but things seem to be doing quite well without me.
No “web design” but here is what I can do on that front:
I too am no exception. For the last few years I’ve been spending an increasingly high % of effort on looking for business rather than actually doing things. Part of the effort is scattering my resume all over… MORE>>