Rent the $1.2 million Bali villa of Instagram’s top travel influencers Lauren Bullen and Jack Morris
Two of Instagram’s biggest travel influencers, Jack Morris (formerly @are you traveling) and Australian Lauren Bullen (@gypsealust), built a $1.2 million “Bali dream villa” together during their five-year relationship, but a year after it was completed, the couple quietly called it quits.
The decision to part ways meant the wildly successful social media pair – who have 4.5 million followers between them and have traveled to the world’s most idyllic destinations – had to decide what to do with the four-bed residence and five bathrooms in which they lived. with a dog, Oreo.
For fans, followers and those planning a trip to Bali, it’s good news: After renovating the widely publicized designer property dubbed “Nanuku House” to suit the vacation crowd, it has just been upgraded. in place. Airbnb for rent.
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“We just did a huge overhaul at the end of last year, and I’m back here to check it all out and show you guys because our house is now available to rent,” Bullen says on his Youtube. Watch the video tour above.
Available to rent for $1,131 per night, this is a luxury listing – but the house comfortably sleeps eight people, which is $141 per person per night.
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Originally built in 2019 and fully completed in early 2020, the three-storey 900m² property in the popular Canggu area was always intended as a rental; the former couple’s shock split in March 2021 just sped up the timeline.
Bullen has previously said that turning the villa into a rental was their plan from the start.
“We will always keep the house together, but neither of us will live there… We never intended to live in this house forever,” she said.
“Pre-COVID Bali has great rental yield. It was always a business plan with construction. We thought we’d live here for two to three years and then rent it out.”
The couple share a home and their pup, as well as a photo and video preset business, which alongside their social media earnings have helped amass their wealth.
The couple appear to have parted ways amicably and are able to continue their partnership in these ventures, with Bullen saying in the ‘break the post‘: “We are still such good friends and will continue to be business partners [sic]”.
The house has undergone a ‘major overhaul’, including a total refresh at the hands of interior stylists Concepts somewhere.
But there have also been structural and assembly changes. For the interiors of the house, replacing the old laminate flooring with solid teak was a big step forward.
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Bullen had previously lamented some of their initial material choices, realizing that in the Balinese climate, it’s worth investing in tougher, stronger options.
Interiors now offer “a more masculine feel” with additions such as leather accent chairs in the entryway and darker seat color changes in their popular sunken living area.
They’ve also replaced most of their light fixtures throughout the property with more organic and earthy rattan-style options.
The sleek gourmet concrete kitchen remains largely the same. Bullen exclaims that they finally added suspensions that she “wanted since we walked in”. They also added a new style on the open shelving and a brand new wine cooler.
The master suite, which Lauren and Jack shared, has also been upgraded.
The pair had previously dealt with a shoddy bed frame which they have now removed – “we had this new bed made, our other bed was a bit shoddy and falling apart,” Bullen says in the video of the tour. All decor and furnishings are new, including new artwork.
Design-wise, the large, angular outdoor pool extends out the sliding doors of the master suite, meaning you can start your day with a dip right from your bedroom.
In the master bathroom you will find new Palm Springs style landscaping around the outdoor tub. New light fixtures have been added and the vanity cabinets have been painted black. Hexagonal sage green tile with gold dish scraps.
Outside, the social media stars added a brand new built-in barbecue area, surrounded by refreshed desert-style landscaping.
“It’s also a bar, it’s a great place to hang out and have a drink and you can hire a chef to come and cook you a dinner or barbecue lunch,” says Bullen.
“The whole area is brand new and I’m really obsessed with that. The garden was so big and I felt like we had room for other entertaining areas.”
The garden redesign was a big project inspired by a comment made by their interior designer.
“Basically, our interior designer, Chelsea, said the architecture of the building reminded her a bit of Palm Springs, so she said, ‘why don’t we incorporate a more Palm Springs-style garden?’ and we had a lady named Diane who came and styled the whole garden like that, add[ing] a little more volume and texture, which completely transformed the style here,” says Bullen.
Bullen says excitedly that she can finally do a “big reveal” of their plans, which includes a “huge” built-in Ibiza-style seating area framed around a fire pit – which Bullen jokingly admits is “obviously a bit more for aesthetics since it’s Bali and it’s a bit hot”.
The sun sets in an advantageous position for the rooftop hangout area, with Bullen describing how “it’s so beautiful at sunset and you get a really nice breeze here looking out over the rice paddies.”
Another candle and “final reveal” addition is the rooftop spa area – with a custom whitewashed ice bath, large infrared sauna, outdoor shower and additional toilet.
“It can cool down to freezing and you get some nice views of the volcano when it’s clear.”
“Personally, I’m so happy with it, I think it looks so good. I spent the whole day here and I really want to move in again,” she jokes cheekily. “I look forward to seeing some of you staying here very soon.”
Bullen, who when not traveling divides her time between Bali and the Gold Coast (to be close to her twin sister and influencer Ellie from @elsas_wholesomelife) is now romantically involved and in a relationship with French-Australian surfer Liam, whom she met in Bali in the months following her split from Morris.