Old city buses in Hawaii are going to be converted into homeless shelters if architecture firm Group 70 International is successful. The vehicles are to operate in fleets, with different units dedicated to different purposes, from living spaces to recreation rooms.


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May Ry Kim of Group 70 International told Hawaii News that the design “is based on the premise that you could walk in to a hardware store, buy everything you need in one go and build everything with no trade skills,” so that it can be built by a team of untrained volunteers.

LIFT, the volunteer organization helping to execute the project hopes to build two buses by the end of this summer. 70 buses and all the material required for renovations will be donated.

More info: group70int.com (h/t: inhabitat)

Up to 70 retired buses in Hawaii will be converted into homeless shelters

Volunteers will strip the interior and renovate using donated material

The buses will function as a mobile fleet

Some will be used for living spaces, others for showers, and others yet as recreation rooms

The project hopes to renovate two buses by the end of the summer