The house that YouTube built: vloggers spend £2 million on London townhouse

YouTube stars Jim Chapman, 27, and his wife Tanya Burr, 26, have splashed out nearly £2 million on a four-bedroom house in West London.

The online celebrities have nearly seven million YouTube subscribers between them and are dubbed ‘Team Internet’ by their fans.

The luxury kitchen features heavily on Jim Chapman's channel where he tells his fans about his life
The luxury kitchen features heavily on Jim Chapman’s channel where he tells his fans about his life. Source: Rightmove

Jim is known for his ‘Everyday Jim’ channel on YouTube, which includes videos such as “Sweaty Dance Lessons”, “Partying with Kylie Jenner” and a clip of him teaching his dog to play Pokemon Go.

Tanya’s videos focus on make-up tutorials, health and wellness ideas.

Online stars have been piling into real estate recently with the most popular stars allegedly pulling in £20,000 per month in advertising revenues from their videos. Beauty blogger Zoe Sugg, 24, and her blogger boyfriend Alfie Deyes, 21, splashed £1 million on a five-bedroom mansion in Brighton, which also has a log cabin on the grounds.

Last year, U.S YouTube star Jordan Maron was upset after his splashy new $4.5 million Hollywood pad was exposed. Maron creates Minecraft-themed music videos that parody pop songs and has amassed an astonishing 2.6 billion video views on his channel to date. That’s the population of India and China – combined.

DMZ is betting you’ve probably never heard of him, but this is what his online videos have bought:

DMZ believes this is just the beginning of online stars staking their claim in London property. YouTube is arguably the most mature social channel and easiest to monetize. But look out for more Snapchat Spenders, Flashy Facebookers and Insta-Idols using their newly acquired wealth to move further in to prime London real estate.

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