I’ve recently received a letter from Masha (Maria) who said that her room is again availale for rent. It is in Pechatniki, the east end of Moscow.
The rate 8-9 years ago was around $15/night. Mostly likely a bit higher now but still as cheap as its gets in Moscow. Also, unless Masha’s character has changed, she will be glad to answer your questions, take you around, and otherwise act as your friend. She is – I hope she still is – an example of old-school homestay host who is motivated by the fun of it rather than $$.
I will not bother making a new page for her but, upon checking contact details.. – yes, her old e-mail is valid, and she was in the habit of responding fast – just point to the old page. Here: www.cheap-moscow.com/masha.htm
Here are a few photos of her apartment and neighbourhood just to get you interested:
You’ll find much more on the old but as I’ve just learned valid page www.cheap-moscow.com/masha.htm Also Masha’s mother may still have a room near Metro Mar’yino, also east end. Consider Maryino if you are the type who may find charm in old industrial Moscow.