Honolulu has a homelessness problem, and state officials are tackling it in an unconventional and extremely resourceful way.

With the help of architecture firm Group 70 International, the state plans to retrofit a fleet of retired city buses and deploy them as roving homeless shelters throughout Honolulu.

Each bus will serve a different purpose; one will house showers, while another will provide sleeping quarters for the homeless population in the city. The buses will require extensive renovations in order to convert them from transit vehicles to comfortable living spaces. They are all in good working order, but have been retired from regular service due to high mileage.

Group 70 International hopes to have at least three buses completed by the end of the summer. They’re also seeking partnership with a non-profit organization in order to expand the scope of the plan. In total, the city of Honolulu has agreed to donate about 70 buses to the project.

When you hear about projects like this, you can’t help but think about the thousands of other public transit vehicles that have outlived their careers, but not their usefulness.

These days, people are finding all kinds of creative ways to put retired buses back to work; from food trucks, to camping vehicles, to homeless shelters.

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