What Sheeran gifted his parents John, 60 and Imogen, 57 is a place where they can improve their health and fitness, as well as hopefully spend time with their future grandchildren.
That’s why the Yorkshire-born singer had a gym and swimming pool installed in his parents’ house!
“I think any kid at my age starts getting worried about their parents’ health,” Ed told The Sun. “I have bought them a cross-trainer and built them a swimming pool.
“They are now training and swimming every day. I want them to be able to hang out with their grandkids for a very long time.”
Since the 26-year-old is still far from an age where he would have health-conscious children, for his own house he went for a pub instead.
“I’ve built a pub. Like, I had a bar before, a bar where you could pour beers but now this has like a selection of beers, which is cool,” he said. “So, basically, there’s an underground tunnel to get there that you can close off. So, if I have a party, everyone goes in the pub and no one can get in the house so you get no one raiding the cupboards or smashing anything. You have to go underground to get to the pub.”
It seems like Sheeran’s project has inspired similar projects across Britain.
TheLadbible has reported on a group of friends who built a full-scale pub at one of their houses. It has an authentic wooden bar, bar stools, proper books such as Man’s Guide to Being a Man, curtains, a working fire, brass light fittings, beer of the month offers and bar style chairs.
But the amazing project didn’t stop there. The pub was named The Hare and Hound, and holds music sessions for bands.
Musicians from near and far are invited to come and play for drinks and gas money, with one of the guys recording the audio and filming the sessions. Once in a while the events are being live-streamed on The Hare And Hound Sessions Facebook page.
“We basically ask bands to travel from anywhere in the country to come down and play a set,” one of the guys said. “I record the audio and film it so they get a copy of it, we also go live on Facebook and ask random questions and the audience can chip in too.”
“It’s all free for the bands and we even pay their petrol to come play for us. We’ve had King No-One, Morris, Mint, Flood Hounds, Sam Simmons, Mouses, Peter Keaveney and we’re set to see several up-and-coming bands play this year.”
Credit: The Hare and Hound Sessions
Back in December, in order to raise money for future events, the lads left their den and headed to a larger local venue where they put on some live music for people to enjoy in a laid back atmosphere. Guests could sit back on sofas, enjoy the acts, ask them questions and then partake in competitions like ‘Best Christmas Jumper’ and a raffle where the winner got a PlayStation 4.
“We’re looking to grow and get some more events arranged in the future, get some more people involved to help us tick over,” they told the Grimsby Telegraph.
Perhaps Ed Sheeran could get involved?