Thanks to The Block, Elyse Knowles and Josh Barker might just be the luckiest 20-somethings in Australia.
On Sunday night, we witnessed the “life changing” moment the couple’s property in Elsternwick, Victoria sold for a casual $3,067,000.
With some help from comedian Dave Hughes and his very deep pockets (and, you know, three months of hard work), the 24-year-old model and her 28-year-old partner pocketed a total of $547,000, tax-free.
It’s the kind of money most millennials would give up their avocado toast for, undoubtedly giving this season’s youngest couple a head start in building their life together.
But, not all of the couples were so fortunate. Fan favourites Clint and Hannah made a profit of $95,000 on their elegantly styled home, and Sticks and Wombat made $130,000 on their all-rounder property.
Which begs the question – how are we supposed to celebrate our own success when the people we care about don’t have it quite as good?
Knowles and Barker were faced with this common predicament on finale night, caught between feeling such joy for themselves, and disappointment for their fellow contestants.
“It was quite hard to celebrate,” Knowles told OK Magazine of how the couple chose to handle the situation many of us have experienced before. Without the hundreds of thousands of dollars bit of course.