Travel bloggers who earn a six-figure salary from posting on Instagram build a two-storey mansion

An ‘Instagram famous’ couple who earn a six-figure salary have built a two-storey mansion in Bali from scratch using only the money they make off the photo-sharing platform.

Manchester-born Jack Morris, who has 2.7 million followers on @doyoutravel, and his Australian girlfriend of three years Lauren Bullen, who has 2.1 million fans on @gypsea_lust, purchased the plot of land a year ago and began conjuring up their idyllic home.

‘I would never have guessed that I’d be building my first house, with the girl of my dreams, on a tropical island 7,000 miles away from home,’ Jack wrote on Instagram, sharing incredible photos of the property.

The 29-year-old confirmed to FEMAIL that the entire property was purchased doing sponsorship deals and creating branded content on Instagram.

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Manchester-born Jack Morris, who has 2.7 million followers on @doyoutravel, and his Australian girlfriend of three years Lauren Bullen, who has 2.1 million fans on @gypsea_lust, purchased the plot of land a year ago

Manchester-born Jack Morris, who has 2.7 million followers on @doyoutravel, and his Australian girlfriend of three years Lauren Bullen, who has 2.1 million fans on @gypsea_lust, purchased the plot of land a year ago

Manchester-born Jack Morris, who has 2.7 million followers on @doyoutravel, and his Australian girlfriend of three years Lauren Bullen, who has 2.1 million fans on @gypsea_lust, purchased the plot of land a year ago

'I would never have guessed that I'd be building my first house, with the girl of my dreams, on a tropical island 7,000 miles away from home,' Jack wrote on Instagram, sharing incredible photos of the property

'I would never have guessed that I'd be building my first house, with the girl of my dreams, on a tropical island 7,000 miles away from home,' Jack wrote on Instagram, sharing incredible photos of the property

‘I would never have guessed that I’d be building my first house, with the girl of my dreams, on a tropical island 7,000 miles away from home,’ Jack wrote on Instagram, sharing incredible photos of the property

The lovebirds previously said they won’t do a sponsored post for less than $3,000 USD ($3,948 AUD). The most Jack has been paid for one post is $9,000 USD ($11,846 AUD) while the most Lauren has ever got from one snap is $7,500 USD ($9,872 AUD).

‘I did a job for a phone company where I flew out for three days; there were two days filming and then I had to do five photos on Instagram, and that was $35,000,’ he said.

‘We’ve even turned up to jobs before that which we’ve charged thousands for, and we’ve got there and they’ve been like, “your rates are so low”.’  

The 29-year-old confirmed to FEMAIL that the entire property was purchased doing sponsorship deals and creating branded content on Instagram

The 29-year-old confirmed to FEMAIL that the entire property was purchased doing sponsorship deals and creating branded content on Instagram

The 29-year-old confirmed to FEMAIL that the entire property was purchased doing sponsorship deals and creating branded content on Instagram

The lovebirds previously said they won't do a sponsored post for less than $3,000 USD ($3,948 AUD). The most Jack has been paid for one post is $9,000 USD ($11,846 AUD) while the most Lauren has ever got from one snap is $7,500 USD ($9,872 AUD)

The lovebirds previously said they won't do a sponsored post for less than $3,000 USD ($3,948 AUD). The most Jack has been paid for one post is $9,000 USD ($11,846 AUD) while the most Lauren has ever got from one snap is $7,500 USD ($9,872 AUD)

The lovebirds previously said they won’t do a sponsored post for less than $3,000 USD ($3,948 AUD). The most Jack has been paid for one post is $9,000 USD ($11,846 AUD) while the most Lauren has ever got from one snap is $7,500 USD ($9,872 AUD)

'I did a job for a phone company where I flew out for three days; there were two days filming and then I had to do five photos on Instagram, and that was $35,000,' he said

'I did a job for a phone company where I flew out for three days; there were two days filming and then I had to do five photos on Instagram, and that was $35,000,' he said

‘I did a job for a phone company where I flew out for three days; there were two days filming and then I had to do five photos on Instagram, and that was $35,000,’ he said

But placing a financial limit on what they will partake in has clearly paid off, with Jack and Lauren, 26, now permanently living in their dream home, which features a sunken lounge room, luxury lap pool, a cinema screen, 10-person dining room table and plenty of kitchen island space.

Jack credited Lauren for designing much of the interior, which features the signature bohemian style she and her sister Ellie Bullen have become known for on social media.

He took a leap of faith seven years ago and quit his job as a carpet cleaner after deciding he needed some adventure in his life.

‘It was literally waking up one morning and I wanted to try something different. I flew out on my own with no plan and just wanted to see what came at me,’ he said at the time.

He took a leap of faith seven years ago and quit his job as a carpet cleaner after deciding he needed some adventure in his life

He took a leap of faith seven years ago and quit his job as a carpet cleaner after deciding he needed some adventure in his life

'It was literally waking up one morning and I wanted to try something different. I flew out on my own with no plan and just wanted to see what came at me,' he said at the time

'It was literally waking up one morning and I wanted to try something different. I flew out on my own with no plan and just wanted to see what came at me,' he said at the time

Jack credited Lauren for designing much of the interior, which features the signature bohemian style she and her sister Ellie Bullen have become known for on social media

After two years of constant travel Jack began to struggle with his finances, so decided to purchase a camera and document his travels under the brand name 'Do You Travel'

After two years of constant travel Jack began to struggle with his finances, so decided to purchase a camera and document his travels under the brand name 'Do You Travel'

After two years of constant travel Jack began to struggle with his finances, so decided to purchase a camera and document his travels under the brand name ‘Do You Travel’

After two years of constant travel Jack decided to purchase a camera and document his travels under the brand name ‘Do You Travel’.

‘I basically created it to share my experiences, it wasn’t about making lots of money. I didn’t expect to make money or for it to blow up. But that created my new career,’ he said.

Lauren runs her own blogs on the side – called Gypsea Lust – and the pair sell Lightroom presets for fans and fellow photographers to edit their photos with.

Global brands such as Royal Caribbean Cruises, Disney, Air NZ, AirBnB, Tiffany & Co and other headlining acts have all approached the duo.  

Lauren runs her own blogs on the side - called Gypsea Lust - and the pair sell Lightroom presets for fans and fellow photographers to edit their photos with

Lauren runs her own blogs on the side - called Gypsea Lust - and the pair sell Lightroom presets for fans and fellow photographers to edit their photos with

Lauren runs her own blogs on the side – called Gypsea Lust – and the pair sell Lightroom presets for fans and fellow photographers to edit their photos with

But Jack insists the pair only do sponsored posts if they support the brand, company or tourism board.

‘I was contacted by brands way before I started accepting offers. I didn’t care about making money, it was always just a project I did for fun. Eventually as I grew bigger some of the offers were too good to turn down,’ he said.

‘I only promote or post about the things I truly like or believe in, which is very important to me and why my posts resonate with so many.’

Jack did admit that the job can get overwhelming at times and that they do sometimes travel to places 'for the sole purpose of a "gram worthy" shot'

Jack did admit that the job can get overwhelming at times and that they do sometimes travel to places 'for the sole purpose of a "gram worthy" shot'

But you won't find either of them complaining about the life Instagram has been able to afford them

But you won't find either of them complaining about the life Instagram has been able to afford them

But Jack insists the pair only do sponsored posts if they support the brand, company or tourism board

Jack did admit that the job can get overwhelming at times and that they do sometimes travel to places ‘for the sole purpose of a “gram worthy” shot’. 

But you won’t find either of them complaining about the life Instagram has been able to afford them. 

‘It is almost a dream. Being able to do what I want every day is nice,’ he said.

‘It is ideal, I never really expected to find someone I could share this with, so it worked out really well.’

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