Exile

Woods' Remote New Home

The paparazzi will have to get creative now that that Elin Nordegren Woods has paid $2.3 million for an estate on a Swedish island surrounded by miles of ice. Last week, Tiger Woods’ wife closed the deal on the 258,000-square-foot property, featuring an old farmhouse on a cape. The house is accessible from Stockholm by a two-hour ferry that runs only once or twice a day, and only three times a week in winter. Nearby is the small town where Elin grew up, which can be reached in emergencies by a 30-minute taxi boat ride when there’s no ice. There are no stores on the island and indoor plumbing works only from May to October. Neighbors say the house needs fixing up, and that life on the island “is very old fashioned and sometimes uncomfortable but also very cozy and cool.”