Wozniak confirms he won’t move to Australia for “a few years”

Karen Haslam
14 November, 2012
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Reports suggested that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak may be moving closer to his dream of relocating to Australia after a local site noticed that the Los Gatos home built for Woz in 1986 had been put on the market for US$4.5 million.

However, Wozniak has been quick to deny that he is about to relocate, confirming that he’s keeping Los Gatos home even if he attains Australian citizenship.

Also, Woz no longer lives at the address in question. The current occupants appear to be using his name to aid the sale.

Wozniak told LosGatosPatch that his plan to relocate to Australia is still “a few years off” due to the amount of travelling he is doing currently. “I would be heading toward residency in Australia except that my current life has my travelling a lot, and living in Australia would add time and stress to getting around constantly.”

Woz told LosGatosPatch that he intends to keep his current Los Gatos residence on Blackberry Hill even after he attains Australian citizenship.

The house, which was built for Wozniak in 1986, is a 7,500 square foot residence with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, situated in 1.19 acres. According to the description on the website of estate agent Redfin, the two-story house “combines post-modern style with majestic natural views”.

It is described as a “natural abode full of light and warmth,” and the posting notes the Euro chefs kitchen, wraparound terraces, indoor kids play area, pool w/ waterfall and Koi Pond. You can also see a number of photographs of the property.

As we reported earlier this year, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has revealed that he has applied for an Australian citizenship.

In an interview in September Wozniak said: “I intend to call myself an Australian and feel an Australian, and study the history and become as much of a real citizen here as I can,” adding: “For 30 years I’ve had a desire to live in Australia. I’m going to live and die as an Australian. That sort of isn’t well known yet.”

Wozniak has also been speaking at TEDxBrussels where he told the 2,000 attendees that he believes that Apple should expand iTunes to other, non-Apple devices, including Android and Windows Phones.

Other areas that Woz discussed were his belief that schools stifle children’s creativity by imposing too many rules; his lack of trust in the cloud for backing up data, notes The Next Web.

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