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Why Roomdock is Different


When Smith Tanny was looking for a place to stay in the United States, everyone told him to check the Craigslist ads.

But Craigslist had its fair share of horror stories, from unfulfilled promises to scammers to bots — to worse.

There had to be a better way, he says.

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Meet Roomdock founder Smitty

Smith Tanny with his host family in 1998.

Smith Tanny came to the United States from Indonesia on a one-year exchange program.

But as he was nearing the end of his exchange, something happened that changed the trajectory of his life — and the lives of thousands of people in his home country.

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