Old Buses to be Renovated and Turned Into Mobile Shelters for the Homeless

Rebecca OConnell

The Honolulu-based company Group 70 International

is working with volunteer architects to create a novel way to help the homeless in Hawaii.

Starting this summer, dozens of retired but still functioning buses will be converted into shelters for the homeless, and some will double as a place to pick up or drop off donations.

The plan is to gut and renovate the buses using materials from local hardware stores. The donation-driven effort is expected to provide the same amenities as a traditional homeless shelter plus the added ease of mobility; the mobile homes will offer beds, bathrooms, and working showers.

The new homes can cover more ground and move to areas with greater need. The first two test subjects are slated to be completed by the end of the summer.

[h/t: WebUrbanist.com]