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Model Elyse Knowles buys $2.3million Byron Bay beach house

Sustainable living! Elyse Knowles buys $2.3million Byron Bay beach house… after revealing the REAL reason she left Melbourne for the coastal town

Elyse Knowles has bought a $2.3million beach house in Byron Bay. 

The 27-year-old moved to the New South Wales coastal town early last year with boyfriend Josh Barker, renting until they recently found their forever home. 

Their new 1960s built property is located in the old part of Byron Bay town, just a short walk from the main beach and surrounded by tranquil greenery. 

Settling down! Elyse Knowles (pictured) has bought a $2.3million beach house in Byron Bay, after moving to the coastal town in January 2019 and renting until she found her forever home

The house boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two levels and spacious veranda. 

According to The Sunday Telegraph, former The Block winners Elyse and Josh will be renovating the property, likely with their own company, J & E Projects. 

They’ve been renting a nearby property for the last year, which they decorated with rustic and bohemian-style furniture.

Stunning! The 1960s built property (pictured) boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two levels and spacious veranda. It is just a short walk from the main beach

Stunning! The 1960s built property (pictured) boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two levels and spacious veranda. It is just a short walk from the main beach

Reno! According to The Sunday Telegraph, former The Block winners Elyse and boyfriend Josh Barker will be renovating the property, likely with their own company, J & E Projects

Reno! According to The Sunday Telegraph, former The Block winners Elyse and boyfriend Josh Barker will be renovating the property, likely with their own company, J & E Projects

Last year, Elyse told Daily Mail Australia that the couple moved to Byron Bay from Melbourne while chasing a more sustainable lifestyle for themselves. 

Speaking at an event in September, the model explained she’d physically confront strangers that she would see littering in Victoria, before eventually leaving. 

‘I just can’t see it being left on the ground. And when they’re dropping rubbish, I think they need to be told off,’ explained the activist.

Rustic! Elyse and Josh have been renting a nearby property for the last year, which they decorated with bohemian-style furniture

Rustic! Elyse and Josh have been renting a nearby property for the last year, which they decorated with bohemian-style furniture

Activist: Last year, Elyse told Daily Mail Australia she moved to Byron Bay with boyfriend Josh (pictured) from Melbourne while chasing a more sustainable lifestyle for themselves

Activist: Last year, Elyse told Daily Mail Australia she moved to Byron Bay with boyfriend Josh (pictured) from Melbourne while chasing a more sustainable lifestyle for themselves

Elyse first felt compelled to speak about environmental issues while living in Melbourne, where she saw the devastating effects of plastic pollution daily.

‘I was walking on the beaches and, dependent on the weather, it really circulated the rubbish each day to come onto the beach. It was just too much for me to pick up. It made me sad and also really annoyed that people were just dropping it,’ she said.

After relocating to Byron Bay in January 2019 with Josh, the star went on to claim the contrast to living in Melbourne was overwhelming: ‘Everyone always smiles and always say hello. That was one of the first things I noticed living [in Byron].’

‘The community is more environmentally conscious. It is conversations that people have every single day… talking about the ocean and the marine life. 

'Too much to pick up': Speaking at an event in September, Elyse explained she'd physically confront strangers that she would see littering in Victoria, before eventually leaving

‘Too much to pick up’: Speaking at an event in September, Elyse explained she’d physically confront strangers that she would see littering in Victoria, before eventually leaving 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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