Established in 2016, Ayke & WhatNot creates and curates unique and sustainable handcrafted wood furniture and décor pieces for glamping spaces. Our time in South Africa instilled in me a design aesthetic that brings together nature's raw beauty and practical functional design principles. 

I carefully choose the crafted pieces in the collection based on their practical, unique design and the ability to either be packed away or easily moved around a space. While aesthetics is essential when designing a piece; practicality, sustainability and durability always come first. I am also learning the craft of woodworking from my woodworker father, who makes the pieces in the collection. 

We hope you will find a unique piece to add to your living space as you explore our collection. 

Maryke | Founder of Ayke & WhatNot

Ayke & WhatNot Assurance


Quality, long-lasting furniture and décor pieces made with a focus on traditional craftsmanship and using quality and sustainably sourced material. 



Our made to order model for most of our furniture and décor pieces means that we have less waste as we only use the materials we need to create your piece. 


Together with Ayke and WhatNot, your purchase helps the environment. For each furniture piece you purchase from us, we will fund a tree as part of the Trees That Count initiative. 

Client focussed 

Clear and consistent client communication and personal project consultation.   



Continued education about our craft to ensure that we follow best practises when we create your furniture and décor piece.  


Who we have worked with

  • Woodpecker Hut, West Coat | Canopy Camping 


  • Fox Hut, West Coast | Canopy Camping


  • The Matchbox, Waimate | Canopy Camping


  • Lavericks Bay, Banks Peninsula | Canopy Camping

  • Valley Views Glamping | Otiake