Brian Massey’s Houses for Healing addition on Hickory Street continues to grow with the acquisition of property across the street from the original four tiny houses.

The land will allow for additional houses, plus an existing house will be remodeled into a chapel, preserving the house in honor of the family who lived there. It will be known as the Kinney Family Chapel.

Houses for Healing allows people from neighboring communities to stay in a tiny house for free while undergoing medical treatment in Abilene. Massey hopes to eventually build 20 houses, one each for the 19 counties around Abilene and one for veterans.

Each house measures 392 square feet and is fully equipped, with washer and dryer, kitchen appliances and furnishings. Sponsoring churches provide assistance to people staying in the houses. For more information or to volunteer to help, go to




A house on newly acquired property by Houses for Healing is being transformed into a chapel in the two photos at left. Michael Bryant, right, and Jake Stanton help with the remodeling. A completed tiny house is shown in the photo at right. Photos contributed by Brian Massey. 

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