Hawaii Is Transforming Old City Buses Into Mobile Homeless Shelters (Photos)

There really is a way to recycle anything.

After the city of Honolulu was called out for failing to properly address Oahu's homelessness issue, Jun Yang, the city's Executive Director of Housing, came up with a brilliant idea to use old city buses to provide shelter for the less fortunate.

According to Inhabitat, an architectural firm called Group 70 International volunteered to work with Honolulu to help make this idea a reality.

The firm will work with other volunteers to create rooms out of the buses, each serving a specific purpose -- shelter, recreation and hygiene -- for those in need. Every weekend, volunteers will help construct at least one bus.

When asked about the design of the renovations, May Ry Kim, a spokesperson for Group 70 International, revealed,

[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.

This means easily0constructed shelters and comfort will be made available for the homeless all around the city. The easier each bus is to put together, the quicker they will be made available.

Check out the photos below for a closer look.

The city of Honolulu will donate approximately 70 retired buses to Group 70 International.

Throughout the summer, Group 70 International will work closely with the other volunteers to strip the buses down and repurpose them.

From there, they'll be converted into mobile recreation rooms...

...as well as comfortable living spaces for those in need.

Here's an illustration outlining the "Kit of Parts," designed to easily assemble these mobile shelters:

Citations: Old City Buses to Be Reborn as Homeless Shelters in Hawaii (Inhabitat)