Brit travel blogger self-isolating inside three-storey Bali mansion is slammed for ‘bragging’ about luxury lifestyle

TWO travel bloggers who live in a three-storey mansion in Bali have been slammed for "bragging" about their luxury lifestyle – after posting about self-isolation.

Insta-famous Brit Jack Morris, 29, from Manchester, and Aussie Lauren Bullen, 26, met in Fiji while travelling the world in 2016.


They went onto set down roots in Canggu, Bali, buying a plot of land in 2018 and building their own dream three-bed, five-bath home.

In the couple's first snap since going into lockdown earlier this week, Jack shared a pic of him playing Mario Kart in their stunning living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and trendy sunken sofas on his page Do You Travel.

He captioned it: "What our self isolation looks like here in Bali. Netflix and Mario Kart is pretty much my life right now!

"What are you guys doing to keep entertained at home? Hope everyone is staying safe."

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OUR DREAM HOME IS FINISHED! 🌴🏠 It’s been quite a journey but we finally finished building our villa here in Bali! I first visited this island 4 years ago and if someone told me back then that I’d be building my first house here from scratch I’d never believe it! 🤯 We started building in July last year and even though it wasn’t quite finished we moved in 3 months ago! It was built so fast and even though we’re living in it we still need to buy a few extra interior things before doing our house tour video. With that said we’re planning on having everything done in the next week so we should be able to post the video this month! 🙏🏼 Big shout to my partner in crime @gypsea_lust – without her the house would look nothing like it does (can’t wait to show you guys inside!) We’ve loved sharing this journey with you all and it’s been so nice that so many of you have taken such interest in it. We’ve been flooded with questions and we want to answer them all in our video so if you have any let me know in the comments! 🙌🏻 So happy to officially call Bali our home away from home! #bali #canggu #firsthouse

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OUR DREAM HOME IS FINISHED! 🌴🏠 It’s been quite a journey but we finally finished building our villa here in Bali! I first visited this island 4 years ago and if someone told me back then that I’d be building my first house here from scratch I’d never believe it! 🤯 We started building in July last year and even though it wasn’t quite finished we moved in 3 months ago! It was built so fast and even though we’re living in it we still need to buy a few extra interior things before doing our house tour video. With that said we’re planning on having everything done in the next week so we should be able to post the video this month! 🙏🏼 Big shout to my partner in crime @gypsea_lust – without her the house would look nothing like it does (can’t wait to show you guys inside!) We’ve loved sharing this journey with you all and it’s been so nice that so many of you have taken such interest in it. We’ve been flooded with questions and we want to answer them all in our video so if you have any let me know in the comments! 🙌🏻 So happy to officially call Bali our home away from home! #bali #canggu #firsthouse

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But it didn't take long for Jack's 2.7 million followers to lash out, telling him "things could be worse mate".

One fan wrote: "Sick brag", while another said: "Wow there are different levels of quarantine in the world."

Lauren, who blogs as Gypsy Lust and has 2.1m followers, previously said she wouldn't be returning to Australia for lockdown – as Jack wouldn't be allowed to come with her.

She wrote: "For the moment Indonesia (Bali in particular) isn't in lockdown, the island is very quiet though.

"A lot of people are choosing to self isolate here, to prevent any major outbreak from happening (if it hasn't already)."


Jack echoed her sentiments on his own Instagram, writing: "Lauren and I are trying to stay inside our villa as much as possible and comply with social distancing.

"It sucks but if everyone does their part, the quicker this will be over."

The couple's stunning home features a huge pool, decked out in white marble, and is surrounded by rice fields.

"It took about a year to build the house and it was a lot of work. We wanted it to be photogenic so that we could shoot content there," Jack previously told The Cut. 

The couple don't do sponsored posts for less than £2,400 ($3,000) – and Jack was once paid £28,000 ($35,000) for two days of filming.

Jack, who used to work as a carpet cleaner, and Lauren also make money by selling their Lightroom filter presets to fans.

He previously told The Mail their entire home was paid for by doing sponsorship deals and branded content.

We recently reported on a mum who travels the world for free with her kids – but claims being an influencer is a "full-time job".

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