Mahdee & Peggy Raiees-Dana – Earth Art and Foods
Mahdee & Peggy started their homestead here on the foothills of the Ozarks in mid-1980’s with a purchase of 37 acres of land that previously belonged to a timber management company. The project began by establishing a road to the property and utilizing the trees (mostly oak) to build our log home; using basic hand tools. All the cabinetry, original windows and some of the furniture were built on site upon running electricity to the property. They began the two story timber frame shop and studio construction in 2010. The foundation consist of rocks gathered from surrounding area and hand-poured cement floor.
Mahdee is a self-taught woodworker with experience in cabinetry and furniture making. All of his furniture designs are original collector’s items; since his projects are not reproduced using the same variations.
They grow Shiitake mushrooms on logs; the production is dependent on weather conditions. Peggy is a self-taught craft-person experienced in making projects with wood, mosaic, concrete among others materials. The couple also makes skin-specific natural soap and sells them in the USA, Canada and Germany.