Double-decker bus in Wales converted into sleeping space for homeless people

The bus has bed space for 12 people, as well as two showers, two toilets, a kitchen and a lounge.

A double-decker bus in Newport, Wales will soon offer the homeless a temporary place to sleep.

The bus, which was built by volunteers with the Helping Open People’s Eyes (HOPE) group using money collected over more than a year of fundraising, is the brainchild of Ian Smith and his wife Tammy from Cefn Fforest, Blackwood.

Smith, a self-employed minibus driver, began raising money for his project in October last year. His organisation are not a registered charity, so the majority of the funds were raised through raffles and donations. In all, they raised around £18,000.