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Michael and his dog, Chloe


Hello! My name is Michael Edelstone and I’m a 42-year-old software designer/developer working remotely. My current home base is San Marcos, Texas, where I rent a little house. I often do extended stays in various cities and am also considering a move in the near future. When I'm not on-the-job, I hike, watch movies, fix bicycles, cook, and take road trips.

I have a 13-year-old, 50-pound Australian Shepherd mix dog. She is well-exercised, hardly ever barks, and is rarely left unattended. I’m way past the partying stage, don’t smoke, and have infrequent guests. I take immaculately good care of the places I live, report issues promptly, and pay on-time, 100% of the time.

What I’m looking for

I'm looking for a stand-alone house with 0-1 bedrooms, a full kitchen, and no shared walls or roommates. A space that is well-cared for, modern, and clean. A cottage, guest house, or garage apartment has worked well in the past. A quiet place with no excessive street, dog, construction, train, or human noise, and no nearby smokers is essential. Remote locations are great, but since I work from home regularly, fast and reliable internet is important.

I’m highly flexible on terms if the house meets these qualifications.

Major pluses

  • Bundled utilities with rent
  • Furnished (if I'm staying for a short while)
  • Country setting or remote from neighbors
  • Central (or very efficient) heating and cooling
  • Ability to obtain very fast internet, with personal access to the router for troubleshooting
  • Dog-friendly and close to trailheads

More about me

  • Professional designer since 2009
  • 800+ FICO score with a decade of solid references
  • Minimalist lifestyle, conservative energy user, and very quiet
  • Super clean and respectful of space
  • Good communication and sense of humor
  • Responsible pet owner; we walk 1.5 hours a day and don’t need a yard

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Let’s talk

Please contact me with details if you think it’s a good fit or to ask me questions.

Thanks for looking!

— Michael