Homeless people living in Hawaii will now have a cozy place to sleep, thanks to Group 70 International, a Honolulu-based architecture company.
The company is looking to convert five retired buses into homeless shelters. It has been noted that the buses still run smoothly, but they have been retired because they racked up too many miles, according to AOL.
Not only will the buses provide a safe haven for residents to sleep and be protected from inclement weather, but they will also be equipped with showers so anyone can wash up whenever they feel the need to do so.
Each bus will serve a different purpose: one will have showers and restrooms, and others will have beds.
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," May Ry Kim of Group 70 International told Hawaii News Now.
This isn't the first time a company has transformed old buses into shelters. A non-profit organization Lava Mae in San Francisco did the same thing, and Group 70 took inspiration from the California project in order to help people in Hawaii.
Group 70 has already received donations, but is still looking for a place to keep the buses and set up the facilities.
Hawaii has one of the worst homeless rates in the country, according to Boston.com. In a 2014 "State of Homelessness in America" report, Hawaii ranked highest among the 50 states for homeless people per capita with 45.1 percent; the national rate was 19.3 percent.
Kim is hoping to get at least two buses running by the end of this summer.