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.
A growing number of homeowners have made a wise choice to accept international students and guest for short term lodging. The spare room rental boom makes it easy for them to cash in especially in this day and age. Students ditching expensive apartments to cheaper off campus housing can be more economical way to go. On the other side, renting your room to students can be an attractive little earner.