Some countries encourage you whilst others forbid, but is there a balance to be had by incorporating this into your travels?
And do you really need to do it?
I am looking to explore firstly volunteer work, my first was a pepper plantation in Cambodia, with a tea plantation in Thailand and coffee one in Malaysia on the list to do.
Throw in a couple of homestays, family farms, and possibly a stay in Mongolia with a nomad family (living in a yurt) should my money stretch that far.
Of course there is also the possibility that something more permanent comes along that makes me consider my future, but for now I am happy to go where life takes me.