Elin Woods wasted no time when the Tiger Woods’ mistress reports started to flood the media. She had her twin sister look for property in her homeland of Sweden. Within a few weeks time Elin’s name was on the property deed of Faglaro Gard, according to The NY Daily News.
Now that her divorce is Eminent, according to Perez Hilton, her new home in Sweden will be a place for her and the kids to get away from it all. This new home is nothing that she or her children are use to, in fact living there might be considered a hardship when it comes amenities of modern day living, like having indoor plumbing on a daily basis.
She is now the owner an Island compound that she had purchased for $2.2 million. The property that Elin owns is made up of five buildings, all which are very unassuming and not what you would expect from someone who is used to living in the lap of luxury. There is a main house, a guest house and what appears to be barns or sheds in this aerial view from Daylife.
The land is most likely what demanded the 2.2 million purchase price because the buildings are very humble, to say the least. The island and the buildings resemble a New England fishing village more than they do an island getaway for the rich and famous.
First reports were that Elin had purchased a mansion on a private Island in Sweden. Later the name “farm” was introduced by the media to describe the compound of homes that she purchased, which is the most accurate word yet.
The property has its own beach and dock for boats. There is also an area with sand that can be used for sunbathing and swimming.
One of the houses is called the quest house and another house is on the beach overlooking the water. The house down by the ocean has a sauna, which appears to be the only luxury amenity included in this new purchase. The property is in Sweden, where saunas are as basic as showers are in American homes, so this may not even be considered a luxury in the Swedish culture.
Talk about roughing it, the homes on Faglaro Island, indoor plumbing can only be used from May to October due to the deep freeze of the Swedish winter. Conservation of water on the Island is highly recommended due to the small reserve of natural fresh water. If the fresh water is all used up, seawater will seep in and take its place, ruining all the plumbing.
The island is reached by ferry or private boat, which is a 45 minute trip from Stockholm. A sea taxi can make the trip in 30 minutes in case of an emergency.
According to an article in Global Post, neighbors on the Island say that the home purchased by Elin needs much work. Rusted plumbing and chipping paint are just a few of the things that need attention in Elin’s newly purchased property.
The farm compound that Elin now owns was once the only farm on the island. The island belonged to one family and was eventually sold and subdivided into 60 building lots. Houses were erected and are now summer homes to some of Sweden’s citizens, both the elite and normal working class. In Sweden the minimum vacation is five weeks a year, so the island sees a lot of action during the summer months.
Faglaro Gard, which translates into “Bird Island”, is very stark and basic appearing. The property has fruit trees and gardens, but most of all it is secluded and offers some privacy, although many of the islands homes can be seen from Elin’s place. The only way to and from the island is by boat, which will make it a bit of a hardship for the paparazzi, but certainly will not stop them.
The island contains some sixty homes and is alive with tourists during the summer months. Almost no one lives on the island during the winter. Because the island is surrounded by miles of ice in the winter months, the only way it can be reached is by a hydro copter, which is a type of vehicle that travels on a pocket of air both on land and in the water.
It is obvious that Elin, a woman who could have purchased a mansion that glittered with gold, is looking for seclusion before anything else. It is hard to picture someone who has lived with all the new technology and luxury the world has to offer to settle into Faglaro Gard and be content.
The one thing we have learned through all of this about Elin Woods is that we really do not know her at all.
References: NY Daily News, Daylife , Global PostPerez Hilton