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Old City Buses Might Get A Surprising, New Life In Hawaii

Jun 18, 2015

As Hawaii's bus system gets an update, up to 70 buses will be decommissioned and retired. Architecture and planning firm Group 70 International Inc. has just the solution for them. They're proposing converting the buses into homeless shelters.

They've teamed up with LIFT, a volunteer organization, to transform one bus every week this summer.

Rather than be single-use mobile homes, the buses will be designed to be deployed in fleets.

Each one will have a specific purpose.

The fleet of buses will provide showers, food supply, preparation and recreation/living rooms. Several will contain safe sleeping quarters.

Group 70 is designing the buses to be simple enough to be built by someone with no trade skills, using materials available at any hardware store.

Credit: Bored Panda

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