How Are you?

It has been almost one week since our 30 day stay at home order began.  Mericone and I are doing pretty good.  In some ways I am still in shock, but spring is 

sparking creativity and optimism.    

Immediately after the reality of the situation began to hit home I got the urge to send lots of real mail.  As you know we love real mail and times like this reminds why I passionately believe in the joy and importance of sending little treats thru the mail.

If we can help you stay connected The Kabine would be honored.  

We are tiny, but want to help anyway we can.  For instance if the shipping charge is over your budget at this time lets see if we can work something out.  

If you live in STL we are happy to deliver to your doorstep for free.  (More FAQ'S below.)

Of course if you just want to say "Hi!" that will make our day too.

We understand you may have more pressing things on your mind.  

When you are ready The Kabine is here to help you stay connected and nurture your soul.

Until we meet again on the road we are here.  

Sending good vibes and wishing you good health.

xo Kim 

March 27, 2020

About / FAQ's



Welcome to the Kabine! 

 (pronounced kah-been-uh)

We are a Tiny Shiny Shop™ in a 1965 Airstream.  Why an Airstream?   I fell in love with its design, that it is made for travel and the freedom it inspires.

Why a stationery shop?  I love the tradition of sending postcards when on the road.   I, also, loved going to the local stationery shop and 5 & 10 stores as a child.  From those treasured moments The Kabine was born to offer you goods that assist in unplugging more, to connect in meaningful ways and are ready for travel.

All our stationery and travel goods are thoughtfully curated and based on our motto -

Find inspiration in travel, relationships, music, laughter and tenacity.

Goods are from Japan, Germany, vintage finds,  goods discovered on our travels and items created in the Kabine Studio. Many goods are unique to The Kabine!

We invite you to explore  The Kabine a.k.a. The Tiny Shiny Shop™.   Nothing beats the real thing!

A Shop.

“There is a lot of slow space, but not wasted space."  Mr. Rogers.

  • We are committed to making and finding unique quality goods from paper to pencils, typewriters to ukuleles, one of a kind jewelry to apparel,  journals to books  and more, all inspired by travel!

  • We believe in supplying goods that inspire connecting in meaningful ways, make life more enjoyable, are beautiful and last for many roads.  

All our offerings consider the impact they have or will have on the environment.

A Studio. A Celebration.

A Studio.

We like to say The Kabine is our happy place.  Inspiration flows in the Airstream and we take that opportunity by using the space to design and create some of our goods.

A Celebration.

The Kabine celebrates life on the road and curiosity.  

Whether you travel near, far or in your mind it is all good.  


Personal Shopping

Found something on the road in the Kabine but not online?  Let us know and we are happy to make a special listing for you.

 Need a gift,  a treat for yourself or not sure,  just ask.  We would love to help.

Gift Wrapping

We are happy to gift wrap any Kabine Good for a small fee or assist in picking out the perfect gift.  Please send us a note  telling us what you would like wrapped and a little about the recipient.

Our wrapping is inspired by Japanese packaging.  We use reusable or recyclable items to prepare a simple beautiful presentation.  


  • Secure payments via Square
  • Shipping in USA only
  • Flat rate shipping via USPS, delivery expected 1-3 days - $8.50 
  • Books only can select option to ship USPS Media Mail, delivery 5-8 days - $4.25
  • Free shipping on orders $59+, delivery expected 2-8 days - excludes typewriters and Outdoor Ukuleles
  • No fee for order pick up at The Kabine.
  • No fee for orders hand delivered by The Kabine in the STL metro area.
  • All sales final.  If a return is necessary,  goods must be in original condition.  Shipping charges not refundable.
  • Customer responsible for return shipping costs.
  • Home base St. Louis, MO
  • Full collection of Kabine Goods on the road ---  nothing beats the real thing!


The Kabine strives to offer goods and experiences with high value.  What is high value?

To us it means the following:

  1. Unique goods
  2. Goods made with quality materials
  3. Goods that add meaningful connections to your life
  4. Goods that you will use 
  5. Goods offered at a fair price in partner with all of the above
  6. Goods with a low impact on the environment
  7. We chose partners who are thoughtful, sole woman entrepreneurs, artists and other small businesses
  8. Shipping - As a small business it is very challenging matching the larger companies shipping charges.  The Kabine decided at this time when shipping charges apply to ship via USPS Priority Mail or First Class with the goal to get it to you in 1-3 days.  The benefits are orders typically arrive in that window and tracking and insurance are provided. Plus, we will never just throw your items in a box.  We want the experience of opening your package to be as enjoyable as the good you selected.
  9. The Kabine strives to do good by giving back to our community.  We believe in the power of a pebble. 
  10. Gemütlichkeit - a cozy place that inspires cheerfulness and is welcoming to all.

What people are saying about The Kabine!

"This is by far the coolest little shop on Earth! The owner and her four legged greeting system always have the best inventory. Can’t wait to visit again." Millie

"Love the typewriter! I skipped getting a nice meal in CWE to come right back to Sainte Genevieve to try it out. The key action is fantastic..." Maureen

"A very special experience!" Ann

"World's best camper...ever." Emily

" paper art shop in a tiny trailer!"  Janice

"Thank you for reintroducing me to something I didn't even realize I missed!" David

We look forward to seeing you on the road --- !

Find inspiration in travel, relationships, music, laughter and tenacity.

The Kabine®  est. 2016

Proprietresses Kim Hayes and Americone Dream and the Tiny Shiny Trailer are

 Two Girls and and a Trailer, est. 2004