Hawaii Are Making The Most Incredible Use Of Old Buses To Help The Homeless

What does one do with an old bus? If this problem was mine, I’d probably think – scrap it or sell them on to a bus fanatic (these people exist, believe it or not). It’s a good job that decision wasn’t mine and it was up to the good people of the architectural firm Group 70 international.

Hawaii Are Making The Most Incredible Use Of Old Buses To Help The Homeless

The firm are bidding to convert the old city buses into homeless shelters that are to operate in fleets, with different units dedicated to different purposes; from living spaces to recreation rooms.

Hawaii Are Making The Most Incredible Use Of Old Buses To Help The Homeless

May Ry Kim of the firm told Hawaii News that the design is based on the premise that you could walk into a DIY store, buy everything you need in one go and build everything with no trade skills. In that way, it can be built by a team of untrained volunteers.

Hawaii Are Making The Most Incredible Use Of Old Buses To Help The Homeless

They hope to build one bus every weekend this summer with the help of the volunteer organisation LIFT, this will total 70 buses and all of the materials required for the renovation will be donated. If this story doesn’t hit you right in the ‘feel good factor’, I don’t know what will.

Hawaii Are Making The Most Incredible Use Of Old Buses To Help The Homeless

Some will be used for living spaces, other for shower facilities and other for recreational needs.

Hawaii Are Making The Most Incredible Use Of Old Buses To Help The Homeless
A huge high five to Hawaii who seem to be doing things right in this department, with homelessness being such a huge and tragic issue around the world. We could really do with more initiatives like this one.